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Romo fails to advance in U.S. Open qualifying

9 May 2017 03:46

Tony Romo failed to advance on Monday in his attempt to qualify for the 2017 U.S. Open in June at Erin Hills.

Only seven players advanced from Romo's qualifier, played at Split Rail Links and Golf Club just outside Dallas and featured a field of 117 players.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback showed fight, but an untimely triple bogey on the par-four 15th hole ended his chances to move on to the next round of qualifying.

Despite the colossal mistake, Romo kept fighting and birdied the 18th to finish with a three-over 75. 

The highlight of Romo's round came on the 600-yard par-five 14th hole. Romo put his second shot to within two feet and calmly slotted home his eagle putt.

This was not Romo's first foray into U.S. Open qualifying.

The scratch golfer advanced through a local U.S. Open qualifier in 2010. He shot a 71 in the first round of the 36-hole sectional qualifier, but he started his second round eight over through three holes.

Unfortunately Romo's dreams were dashed, along with a number of other aspiring golfers. It was always a long shot though because only an estimated 55 players will advance through sectional qualifying (the next round) to the June 15-18 U.S. Open.

Romo is moving into TV for the upcoming NFL season.

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