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Lee one shot behind in storm-hit US Open

NZN 16/06/2016

New Zealand golfer Danny Lee will resume his opening round at the United States Open just one shot off the lead after the weather won out at Oakmont.

When play was halted for a third and final time on a storm-affected first day at the Pennsylvania course, more than half the field had still to tee off.

Lee was at the 14th hole and sitting at two-under.

He is tied for second with two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, the pair trailing surprise leader Andrew Landry.

Lee's blemish-free card features birdies at the par-five fourth and the par-three sixth, although the latter effort had an element of good fortune.

The 25-year-old missed the green with his tee shot but then chipped in.

Overnight storms softened what Lee said earlier in the week was a "brutal" course.

Landry, the world No.624 and playing in his first major, had five birdies in his first 13 holes before the second rain delay.

However, when play resumed, the American had bogeys on the 16th and 17th and saw what had been a three-shot lead whittled down.

He was on his final hole when the weather again intervened and there was then no chance of further play as the heavens open.

The clubhouse leader is American amateur Scottie Scheffler, who carded a one-under 69.

Defending champion and world No.2 Jordan Spieth is one-over through 11 holes.

Among those still waiting to tee off is the other New Zealander in the field, Tim Wilkinson, who is making his debut in a major event.

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