Romo stopped short in Open qualifier

For the second year in a row, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has fallen short in his attempt to advance to sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open.

Romo did not give himself a chance to go deep in qualifying, shooting an 80 at the local level Monday, The Dallas Morning News reported. He shot 44 on the back nine, with five bogeys and a triple-bogey on No. 16 sacking his scorecard at Dallas National Golf Club.

He shot even par on the front nine in the rain.

Romo also failed in his attempt to qualify for the HP Byron Nelson Championship on Tuesday at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas.

Romo shot 7-over 79 in qualifying. He was at plus-2 -- a score which likely would have put him in the tournament -- when he triple bogeyed the 16th hole. He then bogeyed the final two holes.