Roman Robledo out at US Open after disappointing 2nd round

The Rio Grande Valley will have to wait a little longer to be called home to a U.S. Open golf champion as 2011 Harlingen South graduate Roman Robledo did not make the cut Friday at Erin Hills Golf Course.

After shooting an opening round 6-over-par 78 on Thursday, Robledo came out on Friday and fired a disappointing 7-over-par 79 to finish the tournament at 13-over-par 157.

The former University of Houston standout quickly fell out of contention by bogeying six of the first eight holes he played followed by a double bogey to finish the front nine at 8-over 44.

Robledo began the back nine with consecutive birdies to get back to 6-over, but he simply couldn’t gain ground as he shot par the rest of the way except for the par-5 fifth hole that he bogeyed to fall back to 7-over for the day.

The 24-year-old will now return to work as part of the Mackenzie Tour (PGA Canada), which he has been a part of since graduating from U of H in 2015.

Earlier in the week, Robledo said that no matter what happened at the Open, he would continue to play golf and work toward becoming a member of the PGA Tour.