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Dan Quinn Leads Lemieux Tournament

June 10, 2000

HEIDELBERG, Pa. (AP) _ Dan Quinn, playing on his home course, shot a 67 to take a 10-stroke lead after two rounds at the Mario Lemieux Celebrity Invitational golf tournament Saturday.

Quinn, 11-under after two days in the 54-hole event that concludes Sunday, owns a house along the course at the Club at Nevillewood. Quinn, a former Pittsburgh Penguins player, shot a tournament-record 66 on Friday.

``I made three what I would call lazy bogeys (Saturday), or I could have gone crazy,″ Quinn said. ``I made a par putt on the first hole and once I made that, I played pretty well from there.″

Former tennis player Ivan Lendl followed his opening-round 69 with a two-over-par 74, but he remained in second place and is the only other golfer under par.

Quinn had an eagle on No. 3, birdied three of the next six holes and had a 32 on the front nine to quickly widen the three-stroke lead he opened in the first round.

Lemieux, who joined Lendl and Quinn to form the top threesome, moved into third place with a second straight even-par round at 72.

``Mario played well,″ Quinn said. ``I’m proud of him. He was 2 over after five holes, came back with two birdies and then shot par the rest of the way. But I’m surprised a lot more guys aren’t under par. I’ve played in a lot of these tournaments, and a lot of guys usually break par.″

Shane Rawley, John Brodie and Truck Robinson are 2-over.

Rhoden, the two-time defending Lemieux Invitational champion, shot a 3-over 75. He is in a five-way tie at 3 over. Andy Van Slyke, Trent Dilfer, Mark Rypien and Al Del Greco also are in the group at 147.

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