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      Tony Romo tees off at US Open qualifier

      Dallas Cowboy's quarterback Tony Romo

      THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo has teed off in his bid to qualify for the U.S. Open.

      The Dallas Cowboys quarterback is one of 36 players vying for two spots in a 36-hole sectional qualifier at The Club at Carlton Woods, just north of Houston. Romo is playing with Thomas Hagler and Dustin Wiginton on Monday. The field also includes former PGA champion Steve Elkington and PGA Tour pro Bob Estes.

      Romo survived a four-man playoff May 20 to advance to the sectional qualifier. Romo passed up a qualifier for the Byron Nelson Championship that week because it conflicted with a Cowboys practice. The NFL team resumes offseason training activities Tuesday.

      (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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