Irishman Shane Lowry enters Sunday at the US Open as tournament leader by two shots at 5-under with four holes of his third round to play.

Overnight leader Dustin Johnson sits at 2-under with five to go in his third round after an up and down day which saw him save par after hitting a catering stand.

A first time major appearance from Andrew Landry is not proving too daunting for the American as he remains at 3-under with Sergio Garcia well in the hunt at 2-under.

Defending Champion Jordan Spieth made a fantastic start to his third round, making early birdies at 11,12 & 13 (his front nine), but followed that with an uncharacteristic bogey at the short 14th hole. A double at the 2nd hole and a bogey at the next turned his great round into an average one. Spieth finished with a par at the 9th hole to post a level par 70 and remain at +4 for the tournament.

It was a better 3rd round for world number one Jason Day though. He too made a fast start and was 4-under-par through 5 holes with birdies at 10, 12, 13 & 14. The Aussie made a couple of brilliant par putts to keep himself at +1 but a bogey at the 3rd hole threatened to derail his round. He would not let it affect him though, and made a 20-foot eagle putt at the next hole to get back to even par and just four shots off the lead. He heads into Sunday with momentum and will be the man to watch.

England’s Lee Westwood is searching for his first Major Championship win and remains right in the mix. An impressive front-nine 33 including another hole-out eagle got Westwood to 3-under-par and tied for the lead. However, a couple of late bogeys at the 10th and 12th holes took him back to level for the day. He will return in the morning to complete his third round but remains firmly in the hunt.

Elsewhere on the course 2010 US Open champion Graeme McDowell finished on 4-over-par after a third round 1-over 71. Branden Grace shot an impressive 66 to get himself to 1-under for the Championship and cement his place inside the top-10 heading into the final round.

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