Graeme McDowell was one over par after completing six holes of his third round on Saturday evening before inclement weather and darkness forced organizers to suspend play for the day at 7.09 p.m. local time.

McDowell, who started his third round on the back nine playing with Jim Furyk, started to make a move in the early with birdies on 12 and 14, but a costly double bogey on 15 undid all this good work and will have put the Portrush man in a foul mood, as play was suspended shortly after he finished the hole.

Earlier in the day he shot 72  in his second round to go one over for the tournament at the U.S. Open, nine shots behind halfway leader Ricky Barnes.

Two bogeys on the front nine (on the sixth and eighth holes) put McDowell into plus figures, but the Portrush man had a very steady back nine until the final hole, making a birdie on 13 to go level for the day and then rattling off four consecutive pars.

However, a disappointment closing bogey on 18 meant that the 29-year-old ended with a two over par 72 for the round and 141 for the tournament, or one over par.  

Ricky Barnes is the tournament leader on eight under par after shooting a second round 65.  Lucas Glover is one shot behind after carding a 64, and 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir is two shots behind after a level par 70 second round. None of the tree started their third rounds before play was ended for the day.

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