PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Gary Woodland maintained the lead through the third round of the U.S. Open, posting a 2-under 69 in Saturday's third round at Pebble Beach on the shores of northern California.
Woodland is 11-under 202 for the tournament and goes into Sunday's final round with a one-shot edge on England's Justin Rose, who registered on 68 on Saturday. Rose closed with a birdie, cutting his deficit in half from when the round began.
Woodland endured only his second bogey of the tournament on the par-4 eighth hole. From there, he had pars the rest of the way other than a birdie on No. 11, his third of the day after two on the front nine.
Rose rolled in a birdie putt from the fringe on the par-5 14th for one of his clutch conversions, bouncing back from a bogey at the 13th. He finished with five birdies against two bogeys on the day.
Woodland and Rose will be in the final pairing for the second day in a row.
Two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka made a move, closing within two shots of the lead at one point. His bogey-free 68 was his best mark of the tournament so far, leaving him at 7 under going into the final round.
Chez Reavie (68) and South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen (70) are level with Koepka in third place.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy (70) is alone in sixth at 6 under.
Matt Kuchar (70) looked like he would be a factor after an eagle on the sixth hole and a birdie on the seventh put him 4 under for the round. But he had back-to-back bogeys at Nos. 8 and 9, and again at Nos. 16 and 17 following a birdie at the 15th. He sits at 5 under with Chesson Hadley (70), who bogeyed the final hole.
England's Danny Willett shot 67 for his lowest round in any U.S. Open, recording the best score of the day.
"You play good golf, there's a good score out there," Willett said.
After a pair of 71s, Willett has moved into good shape at 4 under for the week.
"We put ourselves in that position regardless of what the leaders do," Willett said. "We're going to be in nice position to go out there (in the final round) and have a decent finish regardless of what the guys at the top do."
Tiger Woods shot 71 to remain at even for the tournament. He used birdies on Nos. 16 and 18 to save a round that included five bogeys.
"I had to try to fight back and claw out a round today, which I was able to do," Woods said.
Woods, who is tied for 27th, was still bummed about missed opportunities the first two days, figuring that's the reason he hasn't entered the list of contenders.
"If I was able to clean up my rounds the first two days, I would be closer to the lead than I am now," he said.