Lowry adds 2 birdies and builds 4-shot lead at US Open


June 19, 2016 4:45PM (UTC)

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Shane Lowry began the final day of the U.S. Open by making two birdies to cap off a 5-under 65 and take a four-shot lead into the final round.

Lowry made a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 15 and hit a superb wedge out of the thick grass framing a bunker to 7 feet for birdie on No. 17. He finished with a 6-foot par putt on the 18th and a pump of the fist.

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The 29-year-old Irishman was at 7-under 203, four shots clear of Dustin Johnson (71) and Andrew Landry (70), who is trying to become the first player in more than a century to win the U.S. Open in his first try.

Lee Westwood and Daniel Summerhays each had 69 and were five back.


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