Tony Romo finishes 5th in Tahoe

July, 22, 2012
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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).

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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