Virginia Beach resident rockets up the leaderboard at British Open

Australia’s Marc Leishman plays his second shot on the 16th during the third round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Sunday, July 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (WAVY) – After only clearing the cutline by one stroke, Marc Leishman, who resides in Virginia Beach, fell one stroke shy of a major championship record. The 31-year old from Australia fired a third-round 64, surging from 1-under to 9-under and just three strokes shy of leaders Louis Oosthuizen (-12), Paul Dunne (-12) and Jason Day (-12).

His round of 8-under par is just one shy of a major championship record, which is held by 26 players, including Johnny Miller at the 1973 U.S. Open.

He’ll have a chance at his first ever major championship on Monday, when he tees off at 2:10 local time with two-time British Open champion Padraig Harrington.


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