STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Tony Romo shot a 3-under 69 to take the first-round lead Friday at the 20th annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback, once came within one qualifying spot to play in a U.S. Open, made seven birdies, including three of the first four holes at Edgewood-Tahoe Golf Course.
Romo tallied 27 points in the modified Stableford format that awards six points for eagle, three for birdie, one for par, zero for bogey and minus two for double bogey or worse.
Former pitcher Rick Rhoden, who has won the tournament a record
seven times, was two points off the lead with 25. Next were NHL Hall of Famer Grant Fuhr with 24 and ex-quarterback Trent Dilfer with 23.