UPDATE 5:30 PM:
Taylor teed off from the 10th hole for the fourth round and was able to get in 10 holes before darkness halted action. He bogeyed three holes and hit pars on the other seven to finish the abbreviated round 3-over and is 6-over for the tournament and tied for 34th place. Play will resume on Monday at 9 a.m. ET. For a recap of today's action, click here.
AFTER THIRD ROUND:
With the third round of the 2009 U.S. Open Championship finally in the books, Husky senior-to-be Nick Taylor remains the low amateur of the tournament with a 3-over par 213 through three rounds.
Taylor, the UW All-American from Abbotsford, B.C., entered the third round tied for seventh place at 2-under and played in the third-to-last pairing of the day alongside American pro Sean O'Hair. The scores all across the field were higher with only eight players shooting under par in the third round (there were 23 sub-par scores in the second round).
Taylor shot a 5-over 75 today to move from a tie for seventh to a tie for 25th place among the 60 players who made the cut, trailing leader Ricky Barnes, a former Arizona Wildcat, by 11 strokes. Barnes leads the tournament with a terrific 8-under 202, just one stroke better than second-place Lucas Glover and five ahead of a two players at 3-under.
For the day, Taylor recorded seven bogeys and and two birdies. In his second round, Taylor shot a 65, tied for the lowest U.S. Open round ever by an amateur.
Only three of the 14 amateurs in the field made the cut. Virginia Tech's Drew Weaver was two strokes back of Taylor at 215 after the third round while Clemson's Kyle Stanley was another three strokes back at 218.
The fourth and final round of the rain-delayed tournament was supposed to get underway Sunday, though it will certainly not finish until Monday. You can follow the action live on NBC television or at usopen.com.
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