Steve Alker saves best for last round at US Open
New Zealand golfer Steve Alker enjoyed his best round of the week as climbed up the leaderboard to finish the US Open in a share of 45th place.
Alker, who earned his place in the field at a qualifying event two weeks ago, closed with a two-over par 72 to finish at 15-over for the tournament, climbing 10 spots on the final day.
He had another mixed day, carding five birdies, three bogeys and two double bogeys - he had seven double bogeys in all for the week - but was in esteemed company at 15-over with Masters champion Adam Scott and Spaniard Sergio Garcia also finishing on that score.
England's Justin Rose, who closed with an even-par 70 to finish at one-over, was a two-shot winner from Australian Jason Day and American Phil Mickelson, claiming his first major championship.