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Published: Saturday, 7/30/2011 - Updated: 2 years ago

Browne, O'Meara battle

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Olin Browne hits a shot from the fairway on No. 1 during the third round of the  2011 U.S. Senior Open  at the Inverness Club. Olin Browne hits a shot from the fairway on No. 1 during the third round of the 2011 U.S. Senior Open at the Inverness Club.
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Olin Browne has led the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament after each of the first three rounds – Thursday and Friday and Saturday – and entering Sunday’s final round at Inverness Club has turned the event into perhaps a two-player chase for the title along with Mark O’Meara.

Browne (15-under) followed his rounds of 64 and 69 with a 6-under 65 Saturday while playing in the final pairing with O’Meara, who made a few charges at the lead before settling for a 66 Saturday to enter the final 18 holes at 13-under.

Four players are tied for third place at 9-under, including Jeff Sluman, Peter Senior, Joey Sindelar and Mark Calcavecchia.

From that group, it was Sluman who made the biggest climb on moving day, carding a 65.

The three players who are tied seventh place at 7-under are Hale Irwin, who won the 1979 U.S. Open here, Jeff Roth and Michael Allen. 

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