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Quinn Gets Second Tahoe Title

July 21, 2002

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STATELINE, Nev. (AP) _ Former NHL player Dan Quinn beat ex-major league pitcher Rick Rhoden by two strokes Sunday to win his second straight American Century Celebrity Golf Championship.

Quinn shot a 69 to finish at 3-under-par 213 for the 54-hole tourney. Rhoden was at 1 under, and former NFL quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver was third, another shot back.

Sacramento Kings star Chris Webber finished last at 179 over par.

Quinn, whose 14-year NHL career included stops at Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Ottawa, began the final round on the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course tied with Rhoden.

But Quinn made four birdies in a row from holes No. 2-5 and then weathered several bogeys.

``I made some mistakes but I had a great start,″ said Quinn, who helped Calgary reach the 1986 Stanley Cup finals. ``I got a nice lead and I’m happy to have hung on.″

Rhoden, who hopes to play next year on the PGA Senior Tour, had bogeys on two of the first four holes and only got back within two strokes when he birdied the 18th hole.

Quinn, who also won in 1992, said he would donate $10,000 of the $100,000 winner’s check to a scholarship fund for families of New York City firefighters.

Ex-NFL quarterback Steve Bartkowski had the best closing round, a 71, to finish at 2-over 218, tying for fourth place with actor Jack Wagner. Tennis great Ivan Lendl was next at 3 over, followed by ex-Miami Dolphins safety Dick Anderson at 4 over, and former NHL goalie Grant Fuhr at 5 over.

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