France's Gregory Bourdy - the 126th-ranked player in the world - proved Saturday morning that it's possible to post a low score at Oakmont, putting together a solid round of 67 despite carding a disappointing double-bogey on his final hole.
Bourdy began his tournament with a 1-over par round of 71 and bogeyed his opening hole Saturday morning, but he responded with five birdies and a spectacular eagle over his next 14 holes to lead the tournament.
The 34-year-old has made one prior start in the U.S. Open and missed the cut at The Olympic Club. Bourdy has made the cut in six of his eight previous major championship starts, but has never finished higher than 39th.
Bourdy's won four European Tour events, most recently in 2013 in Wales. He qualfied for the 2016 U.S. Open via an international sectional qualifier last month at Walton Heath in England, winning the event by two strokes.