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Tony Romo advanced to the first stage of Tour qualifying on Friday, after shooting a 2-over 74 to finish tied for 37th at Lantana Golf Club near Dallas. The finish left Romo just one measly shot short of the cut, a devastatingly slim margin. But! Fortune turned Romo’s way when an opponent choked away an opportunity to advance:

A player ahead of Romo signed an incorrect scorecard and was disqualified, bumping Romo into the top 36 and securing his advancement. The next stages of qualifying will take place in September and October, with membership on the Tour at stake.