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Irish leads US Open

Shane Lowry, of Republic of Ireland, watches his putt on the second hole during third round of the U.S. Open golf championship at Oakmont Country Club on Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Oakmont, Pa. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

OAKMONT, United States (AFP) – The US Open was left finely poised late Saturday when fading light forced third round play to be called off with Ireland’s Shane Lowry leading a chasing pack all primed to pounce.

A total of 32 players out of the 67 who made the cut were unable to finish their rounds before nightfall.

They will head back out at 7:00am Sunday morning to finish up and then have a break before the final 18 holes get underway.

The clubhouse lead was held by South Africa’s Branden Grace, who had a four-under 66 for a total of one-under par.