David Lingmerth failed to live up to the high standards of his first two rounds at the Quicken Loans National on Saturday, but did just enough to stay in front.
The 29-year-old Swede shot a three-over-par round of 73 after two consecutive 65s in the opening two rounds, but it was enough to help him maintain a one-shot lead at TPC Potomac as he looks for just his second win on the PGA Tour.
Lingmerth didn’t have the best of starts, with a bogey and a double in the first four holes, but managed to struggle through the rest of his round to stay on track for a wire-to-wire win.
His seven-under par total of 203 leaves him one shot ahead of Daniel Summerhays, who carded a level-par 70.
In third place was Spencer Levin, who shot the round of the day with a 65 to finish two shots behind Lingmerth on five-under par.
One shot further back is a group of three that includes Korea’s Sung Kang and Australians Curtis Luck and Geoff Ogilvy.
The USGA admitted it was at fault on Saturday after several players blasted the US Open course set up at Shinnecock Hills.
Dustin Johnson still believes he is in a strong position to win the US Open, despite seeing his four-shot advantage wiped out.
Tony Finau and Daniel Berger made big moves at the US Open after profiting from the morning conditions to earn a share of the lead.
Phil Mickelson’s decision to deliberately hit a moving ball at the US Open on Saturday had everyone shaking their heads.
Anna Nordqvist and Lee-Anne Pace produced almost carbon copy rounds at the Meijer LPGA Classic to create a two-shot lead at the top of the leaderboard.
After missing the cut at Shinnecock Hills on Friday, Rory McIlroy would just like to put his miserable US Open experience behind him.
Justin Rose and Ian Poulter vowed to remain positive going into the weekend at the US Open despite trailing Dustin Johnson by five shots.