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Tony Romo finishes 5th in Tahoe

July, 22, 2012
IRVING, Texas – Tony Romo’s bid to win his first American Century Championship at Edgewood Golf Club at Lake Tahoe fell short Sunday.

Romo finished fifth with 56 points behind winner Dan Quinn, who had 66 points to win the tournament for the fifth time. Quinn was followed by four quarterbacks: Mark Rypien (60), John Elway (59 points), Billy Joe Tolliver (58) and Romo.

Romo birdied three of his first eight holes but saw his momentum slip with a double bogey on the par-4 ninth hole and finished with a double bogey on No. 18. He shot a final-round 73 and has finished in the top five the last four years.

It was a good day for Quinn, a former NHL player and now five-time winner of the event. He splits the caddie duties for Ernie Els, who won the British Open.

Among the other golfers with Dallas ties, former Star Mike Modano finished 13th, followed by Brett Hull (tied 15th), Tim Brown (43rd), Emmitt Smith (tied 62nd), Miles Austin (tie 68th) and Jason Witten (tie 73rd).

Tony Romo still tied for fourth in Tahoe

July, 21, 2012
Tony Romo will enter Sunday’s final round of the American Century Championship from Lake Tahoe six points behind former Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien and tied for fourth.

Romo had 17 points in Saturday’s second round to give him 37 at Edgewood Golf Club. Dan Quinn is in second with 40 points and Mark Mulder is third with 38.

Romo struggled with his putter for the second straight day, shooting a 76 with five bogeys in a six-hole stretch on the front nine. He had two back-nine birdies to keep him in contention.

Other golfers with Dallas ties include ex-Dallas Stars Brett Hull (29 points) and Mike Modano (24), who are in 15th and 23rd respectively, Tim Brown (10), Emmitt Smith (minus-9), Miles Austin (minus-12) and Jason Witten (minus-24).

Tony Romo tied for 4th in Tahoe

July, 20, 2012

IRVING, Texas -- Considered the favorite entering the tournament, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is tied for fourth after the first round of the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Edgewood Golf Club at Lake Tahoe.

Romo’s 20 points trail former Major League pitcher Mark Mulder and actor Jack Wagner, who have 22 points. Minnesota kicker Ryan Longwell is third with 21 points.

Romo finished his round with a putt for birdie on No. 18.

"Some putts you just have to make, you have to will in the hole," he said. "Even when you're not putting great that day, I had to have that one. And it was important."

Romo, who shot a 73, is tied with former Dallas Star Brett Hull and ex-NHLer Dan Quinn entering Saturday’s second round. Romo finished second last year.

"I hit the ball fine," Romo said. "I mean, I missed two shots really that cost me a couple of bogeys, but otherwise, it was just some chips and some putts. And, you know, if I make that up, there's about 10 extra points."

Other players with Dallas ties include Mike Modano (nine points), Tim Brown (five points), Miles Austin (minus-6), Emmitt Smith (minus-8) and Jason Witten (minus-16).

Romo ties for 2nd at celebrity golf event

July, 18, 2010
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.