Beau Hossler remains in contention heading into U.S. Open final round
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (June 16, 2012) --
On an exciting day at the 2012 U.S. Open,
two amateurs were among those making
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
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.
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