Shane Lowry
Shane Lowry leads the US Open at Oakmont.Getty Images

Shane Lowry holds a two-shot lead at the US Open at Oakmont, although the leaders are still to complete their third rounds after a rain-interrupted first day. The Irishman is currently five under par but still has four holes to play on Sunday (19 June) before he can start his final round in Pennsylvania.

Two shots behind is the American Andrew Landry, while England's Lee Westwood is a further shot back on two under, having played 15 holes. Westwood is joined on two under by second-round leader Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia of Spain.

It was, however, a day of dramatic fluctuations, which saw Rory McIlroy miss the cut by two shots after double-bogeying the final hole to card a one-over par 71. Elsewhere, England's Justin Rose, Paul Casey and Luke Donald all also failed to make the cut.

At the other end of the leaderboard, meanwhile, Johnson, Lowry, Landry, Westwood and Garcia all either held the outright lead, or a share of it at some point in the day. And as the final round comes into sight, none of the top seven have ever won one of golf's four majors.

"I'm glad we didn't have to play another four holes as I was getting tired but I'm really looking forward to getting out there on Sunday," Lowry, 41, said at the end of the day, according to the BBC.

"I've never been in this position but this is where you want to be. My game is good and I feel very comfortable out there."

Elsewhere, world number one Jason Day, the 2015 PGA Championship winner, is six shots off the lead after carding a 66, which included four birdies in his first five holes. Jordan Spieth, on the other hand, is on four-over par and seemingly out of contention for the title.