Unknown Andrew Landry reaches top of US Open leaderboard

9:28 p.m. EDT June 16, 2016

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) โ€” Andrew Landry shook his head when the horn sounded signaling yet another delay at drenched Oakmont.

Ten feet away from completing the round of his professional life, the world’s 624th ranked golfer had to settle for going to bed with his name atop the leaderboard Thursday at the stop-start U.S. Open.

When play was halted for a third and final time just before 4 p.m., Landry glanced at his caddie, picked up his ball mark and shrugged his shoulders.

Sure he would have liked a shot at that birdie putt he set up with a mid-iron from 183 yards on the par-4 ninth โ€” his last hole of the day โ€” before the storms rolled through again. For now ending his first day ever in a major tournament at 3 under with the rest of the 156-player field looking up at him will have to do.

“I’ve hit the ball really well today and just made a bunch of putts and just kept it going,” said Landry, who earned a spot by surviving sectional qualifying in Tennessee last week.

And going. And going. Heady territory for three-time All-American at Arkansas who has struggled generating any kind of momentum since turning pro in…

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