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Mark Rypien leads celebrity event at Lake Tahoe | Golf
By The Associated Press
STATELINE, Nev. — Mark Rypien, former Washington State and NFL quarterback, had two birdies and an eagle over the last four holes Saturday to take a three-point lead after the second round of the American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe.
Ex-NHL player Dan Quinn was in second place in the celebrity event.
Rypien scored 27 points in his round, shooting the equivalent of a 1-under-par 71, and had a 36-hole total of 43 points in the modified Stableford scoring system. Rypien, 49, hasn't finished higher than third since winning the inaugural event in 1990.
"I've been chasing it for 22 years," he said, "I don't know what the heck the lead looks like. I'm not a spring chicken anymore.
"I hit the big 5-0 this October, so it's nice to be competitive and back with a chance to win."
Rypien improved his accuracy after a first round where he "hit it all over the place."
• Scott Stallings took a four-stroke lead at the True South Classic, a PGA Tour event in Madison, Miss., where darkness suspended play before the third round was completed.
Stallings was at 18 under.
Heath Slocum, Billy Horschel and Jason Bohn were at 14 under.
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