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Pavelski finishes third at Celebrity Golf Championship

Sharks forward led heading into final round; Roenick ends in seventh, Oshie ties for 48th

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Joe Pavelski finished third at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship on Sunday after leading the field heading into the final day.

The San Jose Sharks forward had 18 points in the third round on Sunday to finish with 66 points, three points behind former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder, the defending three-time champion, and five points behind the winner, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Scoring at the tournament held at Edgewood Golf Club in Stateline, Nevada, was six points for an eagle, three for a birdie, one for par, zero for bogey and minus-2 for double bogey.

"It was awesome," Pavelski said. "The course was great. The crowd was great. The group was a lot of fun today. You kind of knew where you stand going in and birdies were going in at times. The standings were switching here and there. You knew it was just a putt or two away and for me today, it was probably. I think I only made a couple of birdies and left some out there."

Pavelski, who was on his high school golf team, bogeyed four times, birdied twice, and parred 12 times. He could have tied Romo for the lead and forced a playoff on the final hole.

"I didn't feel like I putted bad either, just nothing went in for me," the Sharks captain said. "I couldn't ask for more on 18 to have a shot at making eagle and forcing a playoff there. But it was fun, I had a blast."

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: The #ACCGolf tournament ends with @jpav8 in third place, his highest finish yet. 👏📸: Jeff Bayer/@ACChampionship pic.twitter.com/w1tEiN8DHA

Jeremy Roenick of NBC Sports finished seventh with 58 points, Hockey Hall of Fame forward Mike Modano tied for 20th with 42 points, Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie finished tied for 48th with 11 points, and Kathryn Tappen of NBC Sports finished 86th with minus-41 points.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: And he���s off! @jpav8 will try to hold onto his lead at the final day of #ACCGolf. 🎥: @ACChampionship pic.twitter.com/MSRv4UhtNg

Pavelski had 66 points (22 goals, 44 assists) in 82 regular-season games for the Sharks last season and had eight points (two goals, six assists) in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games. The Sharks were eliminated by the Vegas Golden Knights in six games in the Western Conference Second Round.

"Everyone that comes here enjoys it," he said. "I really love it because this tournament of golf is a tournament I think I can play in and I think I can win one day. ... I did think I had a chance."

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