JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen overcame his ‘loose iron game’ to card a one-under 70 and remain in contention on day two of the US Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, in California, on Friday.
Oosthuizen moved to six-under overall, after his first round 66, dropping one spot to third on his own. American Gary Woodland leads the way on nine-under, with England’s Justin Rose two behind on seven-under.
The 2010 Open Champion Oosthuizen had a frustrating round with an impressive seven birdies, but a costly six bogeys to keep his score around the level-par mark for the day. In fact, Oosthuizen had just a single par on his back nine on his final hole, the par five 18th.
“I'm not a big fan of bogeys, I had a lot of bogeys on my scorecard. But you miss these greens, it's so difficult around the greens in the rough,” said Oosthuizen after his round.
"And you can't control the ball. You basically are guessing what it's going to do. And all those loose iron shots, I had tough chips, and I ended up bogeying probably all of them.”