QBs rise atop leaderboard at celebrity golf event

NFL players and coaches, both past and present, are faring well in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Stateline, Nev.

Retired QB Billy Joe Tolliver, a two-time champion of the tournament, is one point behind actor Jack Wagner and former NHL star Jeremy Roenick, who lead at 26 after one round. The event uses the modified Stableford scoring format, which rewards players for eagles and birdies and penalizes them for double bogeys.

Another retired QB, Vinny Testaverde, is tied for fourth at 24. Former Redskins QB Mark Rypien and current Cowboys signal-caller Tony Romo are tied for seventh at 21, and Bears kicker Robbie Gould and Hall of Fame QB John Elway are in the top 10 with a 20.

Other players with NFL ties at the event: Trent Dilfer (19), Todd Haley (18), Steve Bartkowski (16), Neil Lomax (16), Troy Aikman (16), Derek Anderson (16), Joe Theismann (15), Chris Chandler (13), Kyle Boller (12), Aaron Rodgers (11), Jerry Rice (10), Matt Ryan (9), Ken Whisenhunt (8), John Lynch (8), Trent Edwards (8), Marshall Faulk (7), Steve Beuerlein (6), Sterling Sharpe (6), Ronde Barber (5), Jim McMahon (5), Herm Edwards (4), Jerome Bettis (4), Steve Spurrier (4), Rodney Harrison (2), Jonathan Ogden (1), Marcus Allen (minus-2), Mike Shanahan (minus-2), Jared Allen (minus-6), Matt Schaub (minus-6), Jack Del Rio (minus-14) and Trent Green (minus-14).

The second round of the 54-hole tournament is set for Saturday at Edgewood Golf Course.

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