World No 1 Korda misses cut at US Women's Open

World No 1 Nelly Korda struggled to find her form as she missed the eight-over cut line by two shots at the Women's US Open following her disastrous 80 on the opening day.

A level-par 70 in the second round was not enough to save the American, who came into the major at Lancaster COuntry Club in Pennsylvania as the overwhelming favourite having won six of her last seven tournaments.

Korda got a small measure of revenge on the par-three 12th, where on Thursday she found the water three times and made a career-worst 10 on her way to an 80. This time her tee shot was held up by a patch of grass and Korda jabbed a pitch to 20 feet and holed the par putt.

She ran off three straight birdies toward the end of the front nine to get in range of the cut but did not hit the ball well off the tee and had only four looks at birdie on the back nine, eventually missing the cut by two.

"When I made those three birdies in a row, I wanted to make the cut," Korda said.

"I knew that I was kind of hovering around it, and I just couldn't get anything going on the back. There's not many low scores out here, and I was pretty far back