Tony Romo is trunk slamming early at the Western Amateur.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback failed to break 80 in two rounds of stroke-play at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill. Romo followed a 9-over 80 with a second-round 82 on Wednesday to finish at 20 over. His second round included a slow-play penalty.
“He was very gracious about it,” Western Golf Association tournament chief Vince Pellegrino told the Chicago Tribune. “His group fell behind and missed two checkpoints. The others in the group did not receive a penalty. They made an effort to close the gap. Tony readily accepted it.”
Romo beat just three players in the 156-player field: former Oregon golfer Thomas Lim (21 over), Chicago’s Robert Bice (24 over) and USC’s Cheng Jin (WD).
Romo made just three birdies in 36 holes. He also finished poorly both days. On Tuesday, he made a bogey on No. 15 and then carded two straight triple bogeys, at No. 17 and 18, to shoot 9 over instead of 2 over. Then on Tuesday he double-bogeyed No. 8 and tripled the par-3 ninth to finish the round 11 over instead of 6 over.
His playing competitors, Stewart Hagestad and Brad Dalke, are 1 over and 11 under, respectively, after two rounds.
The field will be cut to the low 44 and ties after Wednesday.