Smith surges to tied-fifth at US Open

Sun 21 Jun 2015

Smith surges to tied-fifth at US Open

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June 21: Highly-rated Cameron Smith of Australia charged into a share of fifth place after carding a third round one-under-par 69 at the US Open on Saturday.
Smith traded four birdies against three bogeys to break par for the first time this week and to stay three shots off the pace on one-under-par 209 total at the Chambers Bay.
Smith, who is playing in his first Major, was the Asian Tour’s rookie of the year in 2014 when he finished fifth on the Order of Merit.
“Today was an awesome experience. I just kept it in myself and kept playing out there. It's like a dream come true really, playing in my first Major this week. I'm happy with my one-under. I played pretty well today. I got off to a bit of rusty start but put it back on the back nine," said the 21-year-old Australian.
"I missed a couple of putts on the back nine but the game plan today was to hit pars and play smart. Putting well has been the game plan for me all week. Hopefully I can stick to it tomorrow. This course is quite different from everywhere else I play but I quite like it. I think it's a good challenge," added Smith.