Mark Mulder up 3 points at American Century celebrity golf event

STATELINE, Nevada – Three-time champion Mark Mulder made a 30-foot eagle shot on the par-5 16th hole on Saturday, scoring 25 points to take a three-point lead in the American Century Championship.

Mulder, the former Premier League pitcher who won the event three consecutive times from 2015-17, received six points for the Eagle under the modified Stableford scoring system. He had 45 points with a round left at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

“I feed on the fans and the energy,” Mulder said. “I’ve been here before. I know pars is not going to win it. It all depends on putting and I’m sitting well.”

Former tennis player Mardy Fish, the 2020 winner, was second after a day of 27 points. He finished with an 8-footer for Eagle on the par-5 18th.

“I play much better than in 2020, so my confidence is good to go in tomorrow,” said Fish.

Derek Lowe and Adam Thielen were tied for third at 38. Lowe scored 22 points on Saturday, and Thielen had 20.

Tony Romo, the 2018 and 2019 champions, scored 19 points to equal Mike Modano at 37.

Annika Sorenstam and Joe Pavelski had 35 points. The first round leader, TJ Oshie, was tied for the ninth with 34.

Stephen Curry, who finished tied for 10th place after Friday’s game, dropped to a tied 20th place with 27 points.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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