OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — The latest from the U.S. Open golf championship (all times local):
Leader Shane Lowry went off in the final group with Andrew Landry, a U.S. Open rookie ranked No. 624 in the world. Both were in pursuit of a first major.
Lowry is 7 under, with a 4-shot lead over Landry and Dustin Johnson. Another shot back were Scott Piercy and Lee Westwood.
Brooks Koepka shot a sizzling 32 on his opening nine at Oakmont, then holed out with a wedge for eagle from the fairway at No. 10 — the most spectacular shot in an 8-under tear spanning eight holes. The move sent him to even-par, but still seven strokes behind leader Shane Lowry.
Jordan Spieth, meanwhile, appears headed in the other direction as he needs four putts to get off the sixth green with a triple-bogey 6. The defending champion is 4 over for the day and 8 over for the tournament.
The top 10 players are exempt into the U.S. Open next year at Erin Hills. That would be a big deal to Andrew Landry if he doesn’t produce the dream finish at Oakmont. Landry had to make it through two stages of qualifying just to get…