U.S. Open: Hughes, Oosthuizen, Henley Share 54-Hole Lead

Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen celebrates after making a long putt for eagle on the 18th green during the third round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines South Course on June 19, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Harry How via Getty Images)

Mackenzie Hughes, Louis Oosthuizen, and Russell Henley will enter Sunday’s final round of the U.S. Open with a share of the lead on 5-under par 208.

Henley, the overnight co-leader, finished his third day at Torrey Pines with four birdies against four bogeys to finish with an even-par 71.

The 32-year-old Georgia native’s best finish in a U.S. Open was T16 at the 2010 edition.

Hughes, who entered San Diego off five straight missed-cuts, closed with two birdies and an eagle on his last eight holes to reach the marquee position.

Oosthuizen, meanwhile, was 2 over par through 15 holes but finished birdie-par-eagle to secure a share of the lead.

Rory McIlroy shot a low-round 67 to move into contention on 3 under par. He was tied for fourth with Bryson DeChambeau, who carded a bogey-free 68.

Scottie Scheffler (70), Jon Rahm (72), and Matthew Wolff (73) were T6 on 2-under par.

In all there are 20 players within five shots of the lead.


2021 U.S. Open


Round-3 Leaderboard: Top 10

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Mackenzie Hughes -5 (-3)
1. Louis Oosthuizen -5 (-1)
1. Russell Henley -5 (E)
4. Rory McIlroy -3 (-4)
4. Bryson DeChambeau -3 (-3)
6. Scottie Scheffler -2 (-1)
6. Jon Rahm -2 (+1)
6. Matthew Wolff -2 (+2)
9. Dustin Johnson -1 (-3)
9. Collin Morikawa -1 (-1)
9. Christiaan Bezuidenhout -1 (-1)
9. Xander Schauffele -1 (+1)
9. Kevin Streelman -1 (+1)


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