Paired with Lee Westwood, Schniederjans finished the third round Saturday at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., tied for 25th at 4-over. He completed his 18 holes Saturday in 2-over 72, collecting five birdies, five bogeys and a double bogey. After the third round, he was eight strokes back of the leaders, but was tied with Florida State's Jack Maguire for low amateur status. There are four other amateurs who made the cut.
If Schniederjans finishes as low amateur, he will join Bobby Jones as Tech grads to earn that honor at the U.S. Open. Jones was nine times the low amateur in the U.S. national championship, a record. His four titles are tied for the most. Matt Kuchar was also the low amateur in 1998, when he also earned the same honor at the Masters.