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Jeremy Roenick leads after 36 holes at American Century Championship

  • Former NHL player Jeremy Roenick hits from the fairway during the American Century Championship golf tournament Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev. (AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Hilary Swift)

    Former NHL player Jeremy Roenick hits from the fairway during the American Century Championship golf tournament Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev. (AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Hilary Swift)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iraqi war veteran Chad Pfeifer hits the ball from the bunker during the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev. (AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Hilary Swift)

    Iraqi war veteran Chad Pfeifer hits the ball from the bunker during the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev. (AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Hilary Swift)  (The Associated Press)

  • Annika Sorenstam putts during the American Century Championship golf tournament Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev.(AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Hilary Swift)

    Annika Sorenstam putts during the American Century Championship golf tournament Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev.(AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Hilary Swift)  (The Associated Press)

Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick shot a second-round 69 to take the lead after 36 holes and former LPGA great Annika Sorenstam and Chad Pfeifer, who lost his left leg above the knee serving in Iraq, are among several players in contention in the American Century Championship tournament on Saturday.

Roenick has a two-day total of 48 points in the modified Stableford scoring system with Pfeifer in second at 44 and former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien next at 43 at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Sorenstam has 42 points and is tied for fourth place with 2011 champion Jack Wagner, the actor.

Roenick has twice previously held the lead after two rounds and is hoping to break through after a third-place finish in 2011 and a fifth in 2009.