ARDMORE, Pa. - Playing catch-up after rain delays earlier this week, the U.S. Open wrapped up Round 2 under sunny skies Saturday morning.
Ian Poulter of England and 21-year-old amateur Cheng-Tsung Pan of Taiwan both slipped down the leaderboard heading into Round 3.
Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel, who finished their second rounds before play was halted because of darkness Friday night, are the co-leaders at 1 under par.
Seventy-three players at 8 over par or better, including Masters champ Adam Scott (7 over), qualified to play the weekend. The top 60 and ties make the cut at the U.S. Open.
The completion of Round 2 began at 7:14 a.m. for 67 players.
Poulter bogeyed two of his last three holes, completing a second-round 71 to drop to 2 over for the tournament.
"So, albeit it with two bogeys in the last three holes to finish Round 2, I'm right there, I'm right in position and let's look forward to what Rounds 3 and 4 have," said Poulter, a Ryder Cup hero chasing his first major title. ""I'm three off the lead in the U.S. Open. ... You can make birdie and someone can make double. I'm right in position and right there where I want to be. It's going to be a fun weekend."
Pan, a junior at the University of Washington, bogeyed No. 14 and No. 15 and double-bogeyed the par-3 17th.He finished with a 2-over 72 and is at +4 overall.
"I played well (Friday) in the afternoon for sure and didn't quite finish well this morning, but that's the way it is, that golf is," Pan said. " ... But overall in enjoyed my day. On the 18th, people are going crazy for me, so I definitely feel good about that."
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are at 3 over par, among 19 players within four shots of the lead. Thirty players are within five shots.
The third round tees off at 12:28 p.m ET with threesomes on both the first and 11th tees.
Woods will play with McIlroy, for the third round in a row, and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, teeing off at No. 1 at 1:56 ET.
Mickelson, Horschel and Luke Donald (even par) will tee off at 2:40 on No. 1.
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