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Former Sun Devils Reavie, Rahm in top 10 after Round 3 of US Open

Jun 15, 2019, 8:38 PM | Updated: 9:30 pm
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While four former Arizona State golfers made the cut following Round 2 of the 119th U.S. Open Championship on Friday, just two remain in striking distance after Round 3’s conclusion.

Chez Reavie leads the way over all other ASU golfers, sitting at seven-under for the tournament.

Reavie had a solid three-under performance Saturday, moving up three spots into a tie for third with Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka. Koepka is looking for his third straight U.S. Open victory.

Reavie’s round consisted of four birdies, but included a bogey on hole No. 8. He also made an incredible putt from just off the green to save par on No. 2.

Reavie will be paired with Koepka for the final round of the U.S. Open, teeing off at 2:19 p.m.

Joining Reavie in the top 10 is Jon Rahm.

Rahm also moved up in Round 3, jumping up two spots into a five-way tie for ninth with Henrik Stenson, Graeme McDowell and Danny Willett.

Although he finished at one-under and moved up the standings, the round could have been so much more for the former Sun Devil.

On the front nine, Rahm was able to bounce back after an early bogey on hole No. 2, rattling off three birdies, including a hole-out on No. 8, to move to five-under for the tournament.

But just as things were looking up, Rahm hit the bogey train with back-to-back bogeys on the 10th and 11th holes, before adding another on No. 13.

He did recover, though, making consecutive birdies on the 14th and 15th to stay in the red numbers.

For Round 4, Rahm is paired with Stenson, teeing off at 1:35 p.m.

The other two ASU golfers that made the cut, Phil Mickelson and Paul Casey, didn’t have the same success they saw in the earlier rounds.

Casey, who sat at even ahead of Round 3, couldn’t find consistency on the course.

Dropping nine spots into a seven-way tie for 41st, Casey recorded five birdies and five bogeys to go along with a double-bogey on his way to a two-over 73.

Casey will tee off with Webb Simpson at 10:28 a.m.

Out of the ASU golfers, however, no one had a rougher time at Pebble Beach on Saturday than Lefty.

Capped off by a triple-bogey at No. 18 to finish the round with a four-over 75, Mickelson sits in a 12-way tie for 48th at three-over for the tournament.

Mickelson saw a total of two birdies fall, including one at the 12th set up by a great tee shot, but also saw three bogeys added to his score.

Mickelson joins Charles Howell III on the first tee for the final round at 9:33 a.m.

Gary Woodland leads the way at the U.S. Open at 11-under, just one stroke ahead of Justin Rose (10-under).

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