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Three Up, Three Down: No-names, big names survive

6/13/2008 - Golf

SAN DIEGO -- Tony Romo just might have a smile on his face right now.

The Dallas Cowboys quarterback has tried to qualify for the U.S. Open on three occasions but never reached the field. On Friday, he did participate in the Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge, competing here at Torrey Pines' South Course from the back tees and posting a respectable 84.

How respectable? The score was better than that of four players -- Mike Gilmore, Michael Quagliano, Brian Bergstol and Philippe Gasnier -- in Round 1 of the 108th edition of the event Thursday.

For more players who were down -- and yes, some who were up, too -- let's look at Three Up, Three Down.

Jason Sobel covers golf for ESPN.com. He can be reached at Jason.Sobel@espn3.com.