A late double bogey robbed Aditi Ashok a chance of making the weekend in her third straight Major as she missed the cut by two strokes at the Women's US Open here today.
She added a 73 to her first round 75 but her two-day aggregate of 148 was not enough as she missed the cut by two.
Aditi looked like making amends for her first round as she started from the tenth and had three birdies against one bogey in the first seven holes.
She was one-over for the tournament as she came into the second half of her second round. Then she bogeyed par-4 third hole and was on cutline.
A little later, a double on the par-3 seventh, where she had dropped a shot in the first round, put her on the wrong side of the cutline and she was unable to pick anymore birdies to stay on for the weekend.
Aditi had made the cuts in the ANA Inspiration and the KPMG Women's PGA in the first two Majors of the year.
Meanwhile, on a day when US President Donald Trump paid a visit to the event being played at the Trump National, Shanshan Feng, the happy-go-lucky star was on the top of the leaderboard after 36 holes.
President Trump came into the club at 3:40 p.M. And watched from a booth near the 15th green. It was the first time a sitting president had been at the US Women's Open.
Feng followed her opening-round 66 with a 70 to go into the weekend at eight-under par 136, two-strokes ahead of Amy Yang, Jeongeun6 Lee and 17-year-old amateur Hye-Jin Choi.
Seon Woo Bae is at 139 and Carlota Ciganda, who got up before dawn to hit three shots to finish off at 69, is at 140, tied with So Yeon Ryu and In Gee Chun. Marina Alex is at 141 with Brooke Henderson, Minjee Lee and Lydia Ko.
Feng, playing most of the first 10 holes in the rain, parred them and when the weather broke she birdied 11th and 12th followed by pars in the rest of the way for her 70.
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