It took 70 to make it through the local qualifier and move on to the sectional. The USGA reported:
Romo, a scratch golfer who tied for 34th last month at the Azalea Amateur in Charleston, S.C., got off to a rough start in his qualifier, shooting 42 on the first nine before rallying with a 2-under 33 over his final nine holes to gain a bit of respectability from his round.
"I hadn't played golf in a week or so, and if you're trying to get your game in shape that's not enough," Romo told the Dallas Morning News. "It comes and it goes."
C'mon, Tony, I know you've got a celebutante to keep up with, but you "hadn't played golf in a week or so"? How about putting a little effort into it next time?
The golfers who did advance out of the Golf Club of Dallas qualifier are:
David Schultz, Dallas, 66
Jeff Burns, San Antonio, 67
Martin Flores, Mansfield, 68
Kelly Kraft (a), Denton, 69
Chris Parra, Dallas, 69
Ron Van Woesick Jr., Allen, 69
Hunter Haas, Fort Worth, 70
Dustin Risdon, Canada, 70