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.
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.
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.