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Lee shares seventh at US Open

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 18/06/2016

Danny Lee © AP Photo/Matt York Danny Lee New Zealand golfer Danny Lee dropped a shot as he completed his first round at the United States Open at Oakmont, slipping down the leaderboard into a share of seventh place.

Lee was just one shot off the lead after play was halted on a storm-affected first day at the Pennsylvania course, with more than half the field still to tee off. The Kiwi was at the 14th hole and sitting at two-under in a tie for second.

When play resumed on Saturday (NZT), Lee parred his first two holes before dropping a shot at the par-three 16th, steadying to finish with two more pars.

American Dustin Johnson ended a marathon day at the weather-disrupted event with the clubhouse lead, carding one-under-par 69 shortly before second-round play was suspended for the day in fading light.

The other New Zealander in the field, Tim Wilkinson, sits in a share of 72nd place, one stroke below the projected cut.

Making his debut in a major event, Wilkinson finished his first round six over the card, his two birdies not enough to offset four bogeys and a double bogey.

Defending champion and world No.2 Jordan Spieth finished his opening round at two-over 72 to sit in a share of 29th place.

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