Cloninger headed into final round tied for 18th

Tega Cay's Rick Cloninger, playing as an amateur at the U.S. Senior Open in Colorado Springs, Colo., carded a 2-over 72 on Saturday, leaving him 13 shots behind the leader and tied for 18th heading into the final round.

After shooting a 68 during the first round, Cloninger walked into the clubhouse on the second day at 2-over after firing a 4-over 74. Saturday, Cloninger made fewer bogeys (3) and nailed 12 pars to go to 4-over for the tournament.

The final round of the U.S. Senior Open is today and will be aired on NBC (cable channel 6 in Rock Hill) at 3 p.m.