Iraq veteran leads at American Century

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 18, 2014 at 8:35 pm •  Published: July 18, 2014
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STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Chad Pfeifer, who lost his left leg above the knee serving in Iraq, earned a Stableford total of 24 points to take the first-round lead over a group including former LPGA great Annika Sorenstam on Friday at the American Century Championship.

Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick finished with a total of 23 points for second place while former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien is third with 22 points.

Annika Sorenstam finished 1 under for a Stableford total of 21 points in her first competitive round since retirement and is tied for fourth. Defending champion Billy Joe Tolliver, a former NFL quarterback, finished 4 over for a total of 16 points at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course on the shores of Lake Tahoe.