Romo advances in U.S. Open qualifying

Tony Romo On His Round

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo talks to the media after shooting a 2-under 69 in a U.S. Open qualifer at The Honors Golf Club of Dallas in Carrollton, Texas. Romo was tied for fifth place at the end of his round.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo moved on from the local qualifying for the U.S. Open on Thursday night.

After shooting a 2-under 69 for 18 holes, Romo tied with three others for the last three spots at The Honors Golf Club Dallas in Carrollton, Texas. The local regional took the top seven golfers and alternates.

Romo parred the three holes in the playoff to advance along with James B. Patton of Arlington and Anthony Broussard of Beaumont, Texas. The next step is a USGA Sectional qualifying round June 7 at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas.

The U.S. Open is June 14-20 at Pebble Beach, Calif.

The event was delayed 25 minutes because of lightning near the course. After Romo finished his round, he left the course and got dressed for a dinner engagement. He asked tournament officials to call him if a playoff was needed.

When he finished the first time, he left in a tie for fifth place with nine groups of golfers still on the course. Romo returned and finished the playoff holes in the dark with the other golfers.