Beau Hossler remains in contention heading into U.S. Open final round
Beau Hossler
Beau Hossler

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (June 16, 2012) -- On an exciting day at the 2012 U.S. Open, two amateurs were among those making headlines.

Beau Hossler, the 17-year-old high schooler from Southern California, shot an even-par 70 and remains just four shots off the pace set by leaders Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk. His 3-over mark after three rounds puts Hossler in a tie for eighth place.

Jordan Spieth, the University of Texas star, fired a 1-under 69 to move into a tie for 32nd at 7-over.

UCLA star and the world's No. 1 ranked amateur Patrick Cantlay shot a 1-over 71 and is two shots back of Spieth.

The story of the day for the amateur contingency at The Olympic Club, however, was focused around Hossler.

Hossler withstood the pressure of Day 3 at the U.S. Open to shoot a sound 70, which included four bogeys and four birdies. His ability to bounce back from missed opportunities on holes he made bogey kept him in contention. Each of Hossler's four birdies came after a bogey.

Results: U.S. Open
T21TXJordan SpiethDallas, TX80074-74-69-70--287
T29CABeau HosslerMission Viejo, CA80070-73-70-76--289
T41CAPatrick CantlayLos Alamitos, CA50076-72-71-72--291

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