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Hughes, Oosthuizen, Henley lead entering U.S. Open final round

Russell Henley watches his putt on the fifth green during the third round at the 121st U.S. Open Championship on Saturday at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI
Russell Henley watches his putt on the fifth green during the third round at the 121st U.S. Open Championship on Saturday at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI | License Photo

June 19 (UPI) -- Mackenzie Hughes, Louis Oosthuizen and Russell Henley were locked in a three-way tie atop the leaderboard after the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday at Torrey Pines in San Diego.

Hughes sank a 63-foot eagle putt on the par-5 13th hole and shot a 3-under 68 in the third round to enter the final day tied with Henley and Oosthuizen. Henley shot an even-par 71 to maintain his position near the top, and Oosthuizen -- who rolled in a 51-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole -- shot a 1-under 70 to create a logjam with 18 holes to go.

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Defending U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau and Rory McIlroy, who has gone seven years without a major, both sat two shots back of that group at 3-under 210. DeChambeau shot a bogey-free 68 to slide into contention, while McIlroy followed up his second-round 73 with a 67 on Saturday.

Jon Rahm, Matthew Wolff and Scottie Scheffler were three strokes back of the lead at 2-under par. Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa were among those who were at 1-under 212 and four shots back.

Justin Thomas and DeChambeau's rival, Brooks Koepka, were at even par heading into the last round at Torrey Pines. Thomas and Koepka both shot 71s Saturday.

Richard Bland, a 48-year-old from England who shared the lead after the second round, tumbled down the leaderboard with a 77. Jordan Spieth joined him at 1-over par for the tournament with a third-round 68.

The fourth round of the U.S. Open is set to begin at about 7:30 a.m. EDT Sunday.

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