The Latest: Unknown Andrew Landry in last group at U.S. Open
OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) The latest from the U.S. Open golf championship (all times local):
The world's 624th ranked golfer is in the final group for the final round of the U.S. Open.
Andrew Landry drilled a 45-foot birdie putt on the 18th green early Sunday morning to finish off an even-par 70 that left the Texan 3 under for the tournament and four shots behind leader Shane Lowry.
The 28-year-old Landry, a PGA Tour rookie, put up a 4-under 66 to take the first-round lead and has hung in there at daunting Oakmont. He drove the green at the par-4 17th and two-putted for birdie. His 45-footer on 18 took a right turn at the last second before diving into the hole as the grandstand roared.
Landry made his way into the tournament as a qualifier and had made just 5 of 11 cuts coming in.
Dustin Johnson is also four shots behind Lowry after shooting a 1-over 71. Johnson has 11 Top 10s in majors but is still searching for his first victory. Johnson was in the final group at Chambers Bay last year, three-putting the final hole to give the tournament to Jordan Spieth.
Lee Westwood, who has nine top 3 finishes in majors but no wins, is five back as is Daniel Summerhays. Branden Grace is at 1-under with Sergio Garcia and Scott Piercy at even par.
After three days of chaos thanks to rain that wiped out play on Thursday, the final round will start on schedule later Sunday.
Shane Lowry is pulling away at the U.S. Open.
The 29-year-old Irishman made a pair of birdies early Sunday morning to polish off a round of 5-under 65 at Oakmont to move him within 18 holes of his first major title. Lowry is a 7 under through three rounds at Oakmont, four shots clear of Dustin Johnson and five up on Lee Westwood, Daniel Summerhays and Andrew Landry.
Lowry was up by three when play resumed Sunday morning and wasted little time adding to his advantage. He holed an 11-foot putt for birdie on the par-4 15th and drained a 7-footer for birdie on the par-4 17th. A 10-foot par putt on the 18th helped him tie Summerhays and Louis Oosthuizen for the low round of the tournament.
Lowry will be in the last group during the final round of a major for the first time on Sunday afternoon. The leaders are expected to tee off at 3:30 p.m.