Pavelski finishes third at American Century Championship golf tournament

Pavelski finishes third at American Century Championship golf tournament

Sharks captain Joe Pavelski wrapped up his weekend at the American Century Championship, and finished in a tie for third at the Lake Tahoe golf tournament. 

Pavelski ended with a total score of 68 in the event, which utilized the Modified Stableford scoring system. The former high school golfer entered the final day atop the leaderboard, and playing in a trio with the three-time defending champion, former Oakland A's pitcher Mark Mulder, plus the man who would end his streak, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Pavelski bogeyed four times on Sunday, but parred or birdied the other 14 holes. He finished the day five points back of Romo. 

The San Jose sniper tied with another noteworthy sharpshooter: 18-year NBA veteran Ray Allen, who surged up the board after scoring a Sunday-high 28. 

Pavelski the leader after day one of American Century Championship

Pavelski the leader after day one of American Century Championship

Sharks captain Joe Pavelski ended Friday alone atop the leaderboard at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe. 

The 34-year-old has plenty of golf pedigree. He's nearly a scratch golfer, and currently plays at a 0.6 handicap, per the Wisconsin State Golf Association. Pavelski also told Aces in 2010 that he competed in the Wisconsin state tournament in high school. 

Pavelski finished Friday a point clear of former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer, and seven clear of Warriors guard Steph Curry, a great golfer in his own right. He also held a nine-point lead over the three-time reigning champion, former Oakland A's pitcher Mark Mulder. 

The celebrity golf tournament's scoring system is a bit differently than other tournaments. An eagle is worth six points, a birdie is worth three, a par is worth none, while a double-bogey (or worse) is worth minus-two. By standard golf scoring, Pavelski shot a 70 on Friday. 

He will tee off on Saturday at 9:55 a.m. 

Everything you need to know about Sharks center Chris Tierney filing for arbitration

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Everything you need to know about Sharks center Chris Tierney filing for arbitration

Sharks center Chris Tierney, a restricted free agent, filed for salary arbitration on Thursday, the NHLPA announced. San Jose can continue to negotiate a contract with a 24-year-old prior to an arbitration hearing, which would take place at some point between July 20 and August 4. 

An arbitration award would be issued no later than August 6, or 48 hours after the hearing. Such a contract can last no longer than two years, and the Sharks would decide the length of the deal, since San Jose did not opt for arbitration. 

The Sharks issued Tierney a qualifying offer worth $771,500 on June 25, meaning San Jose retained his exclusive negotiating rights and would have been allowed to match any offer sheet. Since Tierney filed for arbitration, he is no longer eligible to be signed to an offer sheet, and his qualifying offer will expire on July 15 at 2 p.m. PT.  

Last summer, Tierney signed his qualifying offer, a one-year deal worth $735,000. He responded with a career-high 40 points (17 goals and 23 assists), 29 of which came at even strength, tying for fifth and seventh on the team, respectively. He also played in all 82 games, and logged a career-high 16:00 per game.

Should Tierney and the Sharks make it to arbitration, he would become the first San Jose player to actually have a hearing. Previously, three Sharks filed for arbitration: Center Marcel Goc in 2008, winger T.J. Galiardi in 2012, and defenseman Jason Demers in 2014. San Jose settled with each player prior to a hearing.