LANTANA, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo advanced through pre-qualifying in the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament, shooting a 2-over 74 on Friday at Lantana Golf Club.

One of 39 players to advance from Lantana, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback moved on to the first stage as he attempts to secure Web.com Tour membership. Romo finished at 2-over 218 after openings with two 72s.

"It was kind of what I expected," said Romo, now a CBS analyst. "Everyone playing here is an accomplished, really good golfer and you have to play good to be in the mix."

The 38-year-old Romo played in the PGA Tour event in the Dominican Republic on a sponsor's exemption in March, shooting 77-82 to miss the cut. He won the American Century Championship celebrity event in July.

"Just to see where your game's at. The more you play, the more you put yourself in an environment with really good players, the better chance you'll get a feel for what you've got to practice.

"Coming out here, I've been playing some pretty good golf, so I wanted to see where the game finished at the end of the summer. Then we'll have a good six months to practice and get ourselves ready. I've been practicing for about four or five months, so just starting to practice real golf and there's a lot of improvement that has happened, so I'm excited.