PINEHURST, N.C. — Scores soared on the third day of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in North Carolina.
But former BYU golfer Zac Blair brought his round down from the day before.
Blair, a day after making the cut in his first PGA major, shot 3-over-par 73 Saturday to finish tied for 46th, enough to move up on the leaderboard.
Blair is tied with PGA mainstays Stewart Cink, Scott Langley, Gary Woodland and Seung-Yul Noh.
The 23-year-old Ogden native took double bogey on the par-3 sixth hole, but also sprinkled in three birdies to go with three bogeys the rest of the way. He hit 10 of 14 fairways, but only nine of 18 greens in regulation on the round.
Tournament leader Martin Kaymer also struggled, posting a 2-over 72 to narrow his lead to five strokes over second-place Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton. The American duo shot a round-low 3-under 67 to skyrocket up the leaderboard on a day that saw more black numbers than red. Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson round out the top five.
The tournament concludes Sunday.
Contributing: Rod Zundel