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Lee and Wilkinson make US Open cut

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 18/06/2016

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee has made the cut at the weather-disrupted United States Open, scrambling through despite a disastrous second round at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania.

Compatriot Tim Wilkinson, making his debut in a major event, also made the cut after his five-over 75 gave him a two-round tally of 146 alongside Lee and 13 others in a share of 49th place.

Lee, ranked 43rd in the world, completed the storm-affected first round in a tie for seventh place after battling round in one-under 69.

But with a second round which included five bogeys and a double bogey, Lee plummeted down the leaderboard after carding seven-over 77 for a two-round total of 146.

It was enough to make the cut, set at six-over 146, and bested several big-name players who missed out including 2011 champion Rory McIlroy on 148, fifth-ranked Rickie Fowler with 151 and five-times major winner Phil Mickelson on 147.

Dustin Johnson, who missed a three-foot putt at the final hole to hand last year's US Open to Jordan Spieth, shot a second-round 69 to hold a one-stroke lead over second-placed Tour rookie Andrew Landry.

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