Mardy Fish began with a bogey and never looked back.
The former American tennis pro leads the American Century Celebrity Tournament through 36 holes after scoring 37 points in the second round at Edgewood Tahoe. Fish carded 10 birdies Saturday, ending his round with five straight and he has 55 points in all. Fish, 38, previously won the Diamond Resorts Invitational in Orlando in 2016 and 2018.
The ACC is a 54-hole tournament using the modified Stableford scoring format.
First-round leader Kyle Williams sits in second with 52 points after added 27 to his total on Saturday. Williams is a former NFL defensive tackle. Former MLB player John Smoltz sits in third with 37 points.
Two-time defending champion Tony Romo is T-4 along with Dell Curry and Derek Lowe with 36 points.
Among the active athletes in the field are Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, who is in 11th after carding a second-round 76, and Kansas City Cheifs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The reigning Super Bowl MVP is T-46 after two days along with Jimmy Rollins.
First place is good for $125,000.
NBA on TNT and former NBA star Charles Barkley is also in the field. Before the event started, he guaranteed that he wouldn’t finish in last place.
So far, so good, but just barely.
Barkley is currently second-from-last, three points ahead of former NFL running back Eddie George.