Tony Romo’s pursuit of a U.S. Open berth won't extend beyond Monday.
The former Cowboys quarterback shot a 3-over 75 at Split Rail Links and Golf Club in Aledo, where 117 players were competing in local qualifying for the high-profile tournament.
An eagle on a par-5 14th gave him life in the local qualifier by moving him to one-over, but he followed it up with a triple-bogey on 15 to fall back to four-over with just three holes to play.
The newly-minted CBS broadcaster shot bogeys on holes 5, 7, 9 and 11 with birdies on 10 and 18.
Tony Romo finishes with a birdie on 18. 3-over 75 on the day. pic.twitter.com/WuptvOgUnd— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) May 8, 2017
Romo needed to finish in the top seven out of the 117 players at the local qualifier to keep his U.S. Open hopes alive. Players who advance beyond local qualifying will move on to sectional qualifying. Ten U.S. locations will host 36-hole sectional qualifying rounds on June 5.
A total of 114 local qualifiers are taking place between May 2 and May 18, including seven total in Texas.
The Texas Golf Association's webpage crashed in the middle of Romo's round, giving users an error message that the site was "experiencing more than normal traffic." One could chalk it up to coincidence, but Romo's presence was no doubt a factor.
Recap Romo's round hole-by-hole via Davison's tweets:
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