News for Saturday, June 16, 2012

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The U.S. Open leaderboard is a melting pot

Among the top seven players at the U.S. Open after 54 holes, there is one Northern Irishman, one Swede, one South African, one Belgian, one Englishman, one Furykman and one golfer from Eatonton, Ga.

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Els among those to play into Open contention

Ernie Els made up ground Saturday at the U.S. Open. It was a familiar story, as the best day of weather brought out the best day of scoring at Olympic Club.

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Peterson's first ace came at a perfect time

John Peterson made his first hole-in-one ever on the par-3 13th at Olympic during the third round of the U.S. Open. No matter what happens Sunday, the ace will provide Peterson a lifetime of memories.

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2012 U.S. Open: Final round tee times, pairings

The final round pairings and tee times for the 2012 U.S. Open.

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2012 U.S. Open: Round 3 scoreboard

Check out the Round 3 scoreboard from the 2012 U.S. Open.

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Westwood finds himself in contention for final round

Lee Westwood has the chance to erase the title of "best player never to have won a major" on Sunday at the U.S. Open. James Achenbach.

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Hossler, 17, has new goal: Win the U.S. Open

Beau Hossler, 17, might have a baby face, but his game is mature enough. And after an even-par 70 on Saturday at the U.S. Open, he's focused on winning it all.

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Tiger Tracker: Round 3 at U.S. Open

After starting Round 3 at Olympic tied for the lead, Tiger Woods finished the day T-14 at 4 over for the tournament. Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell hold the lead going into Sunday at 1 under.

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Course set-up: USGA nails it with Nos. 15, 16

Holes No. 15 and 16 at Olympic Club were thrilling in their contrast on Saturday. The mammoth 16th is old news, but a 107-yard par 3? That's worth a second glance at the yardage book.

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Trio of 'Bama players in contention at Sunnehanna

The groundwork has been laid for a Sunday shootout at the Sunnehanna Amateur. Through three rounds of the prestigious amateur event at Sunnehanna Country Club, three players are tied for the lead, with six more lurking within four shots.

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Pieters chases NCAA title with Monroe victory

It's been some month for Illinois' Thomas Pieters. The Belgium native chased his NCAA Championship victory with a narrow victory at the Monroe Invitational.

Harbin wins Southeastern Am in playoff

Dykes Harbin emerged from a playoff on Saturday with the Southeastern Amateur title. The South Carolina senior defeated Sean Kelly to earn a victory at the Country Club of Columbus in Columbus, Ga.

Dougherty, like his mentor, wins Southwestern Am

Kevin Dougherty capped the Southwestern Amateur on Friday with a 2-over 74 that left him with a comfortable three-shot victory.

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A sneak peek at Golfweek's New England Junior field

The Golfweek New England Junior is quickly approaching. Keep track of the field here before play kicks off July 30 at Blue Hill Country Club in Canton, Mass.

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U.S. Open: Playing with numbers after 36 holes

Amateur Patrick Cantlay is one of 31 players to make the cut in both the Masters and U.S. Open in 2012. We take a dive inside the numbers through 36 holes.

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Injured Schwartzel takes calculated risk

Charl Schwartzel is willing to put his health and career in semi-jeopardy to compete this weekend at The Olympic Club. Alex Miceli.