Tony Romo's withdraws from US open bid

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo has withdrawn from a U.S.

Open sectional qualifier after it was delayed for the second time

due to bad weather.

The Dallas Cowboys quarterback, one of 36 players vying for two

spots in a 36-hole sectional qualifier at The Club at Carlton

Woods, just north of Houston, was four shots behind leader Casey

Clendenon midway through the event.

He started his second round with a quadruple bogey and had

played three holes when air horns signaled the day's second weather

delay. Players were going to resume their unfinished second rounds

on Tuesday, but Romo withdrew because the Cowboys return to

practice then, and he says his first obligation is to his team.

Romo bounced back from an early triple bogey to shoot a 1-under

71 in his first round.