Steve Alker drops back with late bogeys

Last updated 03:14 15/06/2013

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New Zealand golfer Steve Alker bogeyed three of his last six holes to drop back to three-over after carding a 73 in the first round at the US Open.

Alker, who played six holes and was at one-under yesterday before play was suspended due to darkness, compiled five bogeys and a birdie in his last 12 holes.

Through 12 holes, Alker was still just one-over - four shots back on first round leader Phil Mickelson - but he then bogeyed the fifth, sixth and ninth holes, while birdieing the seventh.

Alker has a short turnaround, set to tee off in his second round at 3.35am NZ time.

Michael Campbell, the 2005 US Open champion and the second Kiwi in the field at Merion, fired a six-over 76 in his first round yesterday, carding two birdies, six bogeys and a double-bogey.

Campbell tees off in his second round at 9.09am NZ time.

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