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U.S. Open 2012 Leaderboard: Amateur Beau Hossler Captivates Fans With Impressive Run

As always, there are great stories that come from events such as the U.S. Open. One of the best to come from The Olympic Club this weekend has been the emergence of 17-year-old amateur Beau Hossler.

After leading for a short time on Friday, the braces-wearing teenager has hung around in contention after shooting even par on Saturday and enters the final day of competition four strokes off the lead and ahead of legendary players such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

His run has been fun to watch for all involved including his caddy, Bill Schellenberg who described what the weekend has been like for him to the USA Today.

"He has really good resolve. The kid doesn't quit. It's just awesome," Schellenberg said. "He has an unbelievable ability to get upset, get it out and get it over with and get onto the next shot. I don't know what it looked like, but he and I were having a grand time."

Hossler is looking to become the third different amateur to win the U.S. Open. He tees off for his final round at approximately 5:20 p.m. ET.

The full tournament leaderboard can be found here.

For all your news and updates throughout the week on the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic, visit SB Nation's dedicated golf hub. Be sure to head over to USOpen.com for even more coverage from the event.