19 Jun 2011

Mcllroy one round away from winning US Open

12:30 pm on 19 June 2011

Rory McIlroy increased his U.S. golf Open lead to eight strokes as he roared through another record-setting round, posting the championship's lowest 54-hole score after a third round 68.

The 22-year-old Northern Irishman, who became the tournament's first player to reach 13-under on the way to a 36-hole record of 131 yesterday, went one better today.

McIlroy took his total to 14-under 199 and surpassed the 54-hole mark of 200 set by American Jim Furyk in 2003 with another sensational display of shotmaking that improved his overnight advantage by two.

A distant second was Yang Yong-eun of South Korea, who shot a one-under-par 70 for a total of six-under 207.

Another shot back are world number two Lee Westwood of Britain, Jason Day of Australia and American Robert Garrigus.