Three golfers – including Russell Henley, who’s led all the way – tied for the lead Saturday at the U.S. Open heading into the tournament’s final day.
Louis Oosthuizen, one of the runners-up at the PGA Championship in May, re-joined Henley at the top of the leaderboard, as Mackenzie Hughes rose as well.
They each sit at 5-under 208 after the first three rounds. Hughes shot 3-under 68 Saturday, while Oosthuizen shot 1-under 70 and Henley an even-par 71.
Several golfers, though remain within striking distance at Torrey Pines.
Two strokes behind them were former Open champs Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau, who jumped up the board with a 4-under 67 and 3-under 68, respectively.
“I was certainly glad to come away free of any mistakes today,” DeChambeau, who won last year’s Open, told the Associated Press.
McIlroy, who won his Open title a decade ago, had a simple approach to success at the tournament.
“You don’t have to do anything flashy,” he told Golf.com.
Jon Rahm. Scottie Scheffler and Matthew Wolff were three strokes behind.
Richard Bland, the co-leader after the second round, shot a 6-over 77 to fall six strokes back.
Among the locals:
- Xander Schauffele, a San Diego State graduate, shot 1-over 72 to fall four strokes off the pace.
- Charley Hoffman, out of Poway High, shot 4-over 75, leaving him 10 strokes behind.
- Phil Mickelson, who won the PGA Championship last month, plummeted Saturday after a 5-over 76 round. He trails the leaders by 12 strokes.