Romo Advances in U.S. Open
PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Tony Romo plays a tee shot during the 3M Celebrity Challenge at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 10, 2010 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Friday, May 21, 2010 Updated at 9:45 AM CDT
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is a step closer to competing in the U.S. Open golf tournament.
Romo was among seven golfers who moved on to the sectional round following a round at The Honors Club of Dallas. Romo shot a 2-under 69, which put him in a four-man playoff for three spots.
Romo advances to a 36-hole qualifier June 7 at The Woodlands. If he's among the top finishers there, he would have a spot in the season's second major tournament June 17-20 at Pebble Beach.
Last week, Romo advanced to the Monday qualifier for the Byron Nelson Championship, but had to drop out because it conflicted with a Cowboys workout. The first round of the Byron Nelson was Thursday.
There's no Cowboys conflict June 7.
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