Amateur Beau Hossler Still Near Top Of 2012 U.S. Open Leaderboard 2012 After Third Round

One of the best stories of the 2012 U.S. Open has been the play of 17-year-old amateur Beau Hossler, who briefly claimed the lead on Friday. After a stellar third round, he might yet be near that lead at some point on Sunday, too.


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Hossler played tenaciously in Saturday's third round, carding an even-par 70 that belied how resilient his golf was. He made four bogeys on the day, but he followed each of them up with an immediate birdie to cancel them out. Hossler never moved higher than 4-over for the tournament.

After the round, Hossler sits at 3-over for the Open and is tied for eighth, two shots behind the clubhouse lead and four behind Jim Furyk. That puts him in striking distance: on Sunday, he'll have a realistic chance to become the first amateur in many decades to win the U.S. Open.

You can find a complete 2012 U.S. Open scoreboard at USOpen.com.

For all your news and updates in the run up to the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic, visit SB Nation's dedicated golf hub. Be sure to head over to USOpen.com for even more coverage from the event.

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