US Women's Open: Stephanie Meadow and Leona Maguire both miss weekend cut

Stephanie Meadow
Stephanie Meadow finished third at the US Open in 2014

Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow has missed the cut at the Women's US Open.

The Jordanstown native had to complete her second round on Saturday after play was suspended due to thunderstorms.

Meadow resumed her challenge on six over par after 14 holes but she also bogeyed the 16th and 18th to finish five shots off the cut on eight over.

Cavan's Leona Maguire will also miss the weekend action as she finished a further shot back on nine over after a second round 76.

Five years on from her third place finish in the tournament, Meadow began her second round at Charleston with a bogey five on the opening hole.

A birdie on the third brought her back to three over before further dropped shots at the fourth, ninth and 11th holes.

In a weather-delayed second round, during which lightning struck a tree on the 18th hole, Meadow's round was suspended with four holes remaining but a pair of bogeys on the par-four 16th and 18th holes ended her chances of winning a place in the weekend field.

Earlier Maguire shot a five-over par second round, with three bogeys in the opening five holes that ruined her hopes of making the projected cut, which stands at three over.

Further dropped shots at 16 and 17 sealed Maguire's fate, as she finished 15 shots off clubhouse leader, Japan's Mamiko Higa.

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