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Sunday, July 18, 2010
Romo ties for 2nd at celebrity golf event

By ESPNDallas.com

Tony Romo spent his last weekend before the Cowboys start training camp playing in the American Century Championship celebrity tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev.

It was far from the Byron Nelson Championship or the U.S. Open, but Romo made the best of it.

The quarterback wrapped up the three-day event Sunday with his best round of the tournament and finished tied for second place. Former NFL quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver, who pulled away from the field in the second round, cruised to victory with 84 points in the modified Stableford scoring format.

Romo, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, former major league pitcher John Smoltz and actor Jack Wagner each totaled 65 points. It was Romo's second consecutive runner-up performance at the event.

Romo, who was tied for sixth after the second round, tallied 25 points Sunday, tying him with former Star Brett Hull for the second-best round of the day. Tolliver, who had a tournament-best round of 33 on Saturday, closed with 26 points.

Hull finished with 57 points, good for 11th place. Former Stars teammate Mike Modano came in 17th.

Other athletes from Dallas didn't fare so well. After scoring a solid 16 points the first round, Troy Aikman put up rounds of minus-4 and 4 to drop into a four-way tie for 51st. Steve Beuerlein, Aikman's backup on the Cowboys' 1992 Super Bowl team, was in that group.

The title of best golfing former Cowboys quarterback goes to Vinny Testaverde, who tied for 32nd.

After 0 points in each of the first two rounds, Mavericks guard Jason Kidd broke through with a final round of 4 to claim 63rd place in the field of 82.

A score of 4 might not sound very good until you compare it to the minus-93 for Charles Barkley, who finished last for the fifth straight year.