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Tolliver Wins Tahoe's 24th annual American Century Championship

Submitted on 7/24/13 | by Lindsey Carlson

Billy Joe Tolliver won the 24th annual American Century Championship at Edgewood in South Lake Tahoe, beating 1990 (yes, 1990!!!) winner Mark Rypien on the 3rd playoff hole. Both Tolliver and Rypien are former NFL quarterbacks which bodes well for the job market for QBs after playing in the NFL. Tolliver seems to always be in contention winning the tournament for the fourth time.

Mark Mulder, a retired MLB pitcher, finished 3rd and former NFL quarterback Chris Chandler who led through the 16th hold in the final round tied for 4th with NBA Golden State Warrior star Stephen Curry who lead after 36-holes. Defending champ and four-time winner Dan Quinn ended up down the scoreboard unable to mount a charge in the event that uses a modified Stableford scoring format that awards graduated points for pars or better and a deduction of points for double bogy or worse. Former NFL QB Jim McMahon took the prize for most colors ever jammed on a single pair of golf pants.

Held annually in July, the popular Tahoe golf tournament covered by NBC Sports is billed as the “Greatest Sports Party on the Planet” and sure seemed like it once again. Sports and entertainment stars team up for a fun weekend of golf in beautiful South Lake Tahoe that turns into a ultra competitive tournament between ultra completive & fun loving stars.

The weather was beautiful as always and the view of the many boats cruising the shore was fantastic. Next year the tournament will be back in form and will be held again at the beautiful Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. If you are looking to book a hotel in Lake Tahoe around that time of year book early as along with the American Century Championship, the Summer Concert Series is running along with the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and the Tahoe Summerfest. So book early and plan ahead! See you next year.