McDowell shares lead, Senden eighth
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell fired a two-under par 68 to move into a share of the US Open lead after the third round on Saturday, while John Senden is tied for eighth.
The 2010 US Open champion at Pebble beach sunk a birdie putt on the 18th hole to enjoy a share of the lead with American Jim Furyk, who carded an even-par 70 in his quest for a second US Open title.
McDowell and Furyk are two strokes ahead of their nearest challenger, Sweden's Fredrik Jacobsen (68), and three in front of Englishman Lee Westwood (67), South African Ernie Els (70), American Blake Adams (70) and Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts (71).
But it was a day to forget at The Olympic Club in San Francisco for three-time winner Tiger Woods.
Woods, joint-leader at end day of two, recorded six bogeys and shot a five-over par 75 to fall five shots off the pace.
Senden was the best of the Australians, tied for eighth place on three over along with Americans John Peterson, Jason Dufner, Beau Hossler, Kevin Chappell and Webb Simpson.
Adam Scott is tied for 27th following his even-par 70 while compatriot Alistair Presnell (75) dropped down to equal 47th on Saturday after beginning the day tied for 18th.
Rod Pampling (74) and Jason Day (76) are further back in 61st and 66th place respectively.