Englishman takes out US open, Jason Day finished two back

Former Rockhampton junior Jason Day is one shot off the lead in the US Open Golf Championship after playing the front nine on the final round.
Former Rockhampton junior Jason Day is one shot off the lead in the US Open Golf Championship after playing the front nine on the final round. Andrew Redington

10:50am: Englishman Justin Rose has secured his maiden major with a two-shot US Open victory over Australian Jason Day and American Phil Mickelson at Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania.

Rose carded an even-par final-round 70 to finish at one-over for the championship.

Bidding to give Australia back-to-back majors for the first time in history after Adam Scott won the Masters in April, Day finished two back after a closing 71.

It was Day's third runner-up result at a major after he also finished second at the 2011 US Open and joint runner-up with Scott at the 2011 Masters.

Rose is the first Englishman to win the US Open since Tony Jacklin 43 years ago and the first to win a major since Nick Faldo did so 17 years ago at the Masters.

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8am: FORMER Rockhampton junior Jason Day is one shot off the lead in the US Open Golf Championship after playing the front nine on the final round.

Day is one over for the championship as he chases leader Englishman Justin Rose on even par.

Most players, including Tiger Woods, have struggled with the tough Merion Golf Club course.

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