Cal junior Michael Kim, one of the key players on Cal's record-setting 2012-2013 men's golf team, continued his improbable U.S. Open run on Saturday, finishing the day in 10th place all alone through three rounds of the 113th U.S. Open Championship at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA.
Kim began Saturday in a tie for 8th place, with seven holes yet to play to finish his weather-delayed second round. Kim bogeyed two of the final seven holes of the second round, but still finished the round at 3-over par, well above the cut line. Then came the third round.
The third round is often called "moving day" in major championship golf, and for the first 15 holes, Kim was making his move. Kim made birdies on the 10th, 12th, 13th, and 15th holes and stood at even par in a tie for third place. But Kim played the last three holes at four-over par (including a double bogey at the par-3 17th) to finish with a one-over par 71. Kim stands at +4 for the championship, good for 10th place. Kim is 5 shots behind the 54-hole leader, Phil Mickelson.
Kim will experience a dream come true: a Sunday afternoon tee time, in contention for a major championship. Kim will begin his round at 2:36 pm ET (11:36 am PT), playing with Ricky Fowler. Can Kim pull off the improbable?
Kim is not the only Golden Bear who will be playing on Sunday. Cal's Michael Weaver made the cut and is at 16-over par through three rounds. Weaver is tied for 65th and starts his final round at 9:28 am ET (6:28 am PT) this morning.
This is your open thread for the final round of the U.S. Open. Hole on you Bears.