— Michael SmythSuprise: Chuck ups his game — birdie for Barkley Charles Barkley had -12 points on the modified Stableford scoring system on Friday, good for 76th place. A perennial last-place finisher, he’s ahead of 15 golfers. His -12 points is his best Day 1 score. His previous high was -23 in 2008. Barkley recorded a birdie on Hole 11 and followed it up with pars on Holes 5, 8 and 16. His round surprised Romo. “Did he actually play all 18?” he laughed. “Did he hit somebody and they threw it in? That’s awesome. He said he was hitting it betteo. He hadn’t been hitting it good off the tee but he said everything else was going good.” Notes: Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is second with 24 points. He is the only active professional athlete in the Top 10. Peterson had six birdies, six pars and six bogies. … Vince Carter, 2000 NBA Dunk Contest winner, dunked two approach shots in the water on Hole 1. … A dive into Lake Tahoe is eliminated for the wager between Stephen Curry and his father Dell. “The lake is done,” Curry said. “But we’re trying to figure out what could replace it. There’s been some good ideas thrown out. Something around karaoke or a food challenge.” Steph eagled Hole 18 and finished with 15 points. … The basketball hoop on Hole 17 has been moved to regulation height at 10 feet, ending the slam dunk demonstrations. Steph tried, however.