Romo advances to next qualifying stage

May, 11, 2010
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McKINNEY, Texas -- Tony Romo shot par 72 at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club's Hill Course on Tuesday to advance through pre-qualifying for the HP Byron Nelson golf tournament.

Romo finished in a 12-way tie for 20th place, the top 23 finishes go plus those who tied, to return to this course for a qualifier on Monday, when he must finish among the top four to earn a spot in next week's tournament in Irving, Texas.

Romo ended the day by making a par putt from six feet.

"It's a good start," Romo said. "Got to go a little low next week but if we hit it well enough then we'll have a chance and if we can make some of the putts we had today."
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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