Originally posted on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 6/17/12

At only 17-years-old and the first person to qualify for consecutive U.S. Opens as a high school player since Mason Rudolph in 1950-51, Beau Hossler has a chance to win the U.S. Open.

Hossler is only four shots off the lead after shooting an even-par 70 on Saturday.  He was given a standing ovation from spectators above the 18th green.

Hossler with a 3-over 213 total is a shot better than 14-time major winner Tiger woods and five better than his idol Phil Mickelson.  The lead is 1-under 209, shared by Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell.

A victory would make Hossler one of only six amateurs to win a U.S. Open.  The last amateur to win was Johnny Goodman in 1933.  Still, Hossler is the first amateur to finish 54 holes in the top 10 since Matt Kuchar in 1998 at Olympic.  

 

T1 -- Graeme McDowell -1 F -2 69 72 68 -- 209 T1 -- Jim Furyk -1 F E 70 69 70 -- 209 3 -- Fredrik Jacobson +1 F -2 72 71 68 -- 211 T4 -- Lee Westwood +2 F -3 73 72 67 -- 212 T4 -- Ernie Els +2 F -2 75 69 68 -- 212 T4 -- Blake Adams +2 F E 72 70 70 -- 212 T4 -- Nicolas Colsaerts +2 F +1 72 69 71 -- 212 T8 -- Kevin Chappell +3 F -2 74 71 68 -- 213 T8 -- John Senden +3 F -2 72 73 68 -- 213 T8 -- Webb Simpson +3 F -2 72 73 68 -- 213 T8 -- Jason Dufner +3 F E 72 71 70 -- 213 T8 -- Beau Hossler (a) +3 F E 70 73 70 -- 213 T8 -- John Peterson +3 F +2 71 70 72 -- 213 T14 -- Retief Goosen +4 F -1 75 70 69 -- 214 T14 -- Martin Kaymer +4 F -1 74 71 69 -- 214 T14 -- Matt Kuchar +4 F +1 70 73 71 -- 214 T14 -- Tiger Woods +4 F +5 69 70 75 -- 214 T18 -- Casey Wittenberg +5 F -3 71 77 67 -- 215 T18 -- Sergio Garcia +5 F +1 73 71 71 -- 215 T18 -- Hunter Hamrick +5 F +1 77 67 71 -- 215 T18 -- Padraig Harrington +5 F +1 74 70 71 -- 215 T18 -- Justin Rose +5 F +1 69 75 71 -- 215 T18 -- Charlie Wi +5 F +1 74 70 71 -- 215 T18 -- Aaron Watkins +5 F +2 72 71 72 -- 215 T18 -- Michael Thompson +5 F +4 66 75 74 -- 215
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