Quinn pulls away to win Tahoe celebrity golf

Associated Press Modified: July 22, 2012 at 8:33 pm •  Published: July 22, 2012

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Dan Quinn birdied three of his first seven holes Sunday to pull ahead and then stretched his lead on the back nine to earn a six-point victory over former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

Quinn, a former NHL star who will caddie for Sunday's British Open winner Ernie Els next week at the Canadian Open, was hoping for the same come-from behind victory at the American Century Championship. He started the final round three points behind Rypien.

Quinn finished with 66 points in the modified Stableford scoring system to win the event for the fourth time. Rypien was second with 60 and Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway finished third with 59.