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Nelly Korda among shocking number of big names who miss cut at 2024 U.S. Women’s Open

LANCASTER, Pa. – World No. 1 Nelly Korda shaved 10 strokes off her first-round score at the U.S. Women’s Open, but it wasn’t enough to stick around for the weekend. While the fans at Lancaster Country Club tried to will her inside the cut line, Korda’s second-round 70 put her at 10 over for the tournament and two shots outside the number.

“Tried to give it my all,” said Korda, who hadn’t missed a cut on tour in nearly a full year. “That’s what I do with every round. I had nothing to lose, so that was kind of like the mentality. Just go for it.”

The cut line fell at 8 over with 75 players advancing to the weekend. Only four players finished the first two rounds under par, with Thailand’s Wichanee Meechai leading the way at 4 under.

Nelly Korda reacts on the 12th green during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Nelly Korda reacts on the 12th green during the second round of the U.S. Women’s Open in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Notable players who missed cut at 2024 U.S. Women’s Open

Ariya Jutanugarn, 10 over

The 2018 U.S. Women’s Open champion has missed the cut in her last three USWO starts.

Nelly Korda, 10 over

After winning six of her last seven starts on tour, Korda’s epic run hit a wall after an opening 80 at Lancaster. She’s missed the cut in three of her last five U.S. Women’s Open starts.

Rose Zhang, 11 over

Zhang won her second LPGA title earlier this month at the Cognizant Founders Cup but never got anything going at Lancaster despite the championship’s logo, a rose, adding some synergy.

Ingrid Lindblad, 11 over

One of the most decorated players in college golf history had her last amateur event come to an early close. Lindblad will make her professional debut next week on the Epson Tour in Michigan.

In Gee Chun, 12 over

Chun, the most beloved player on property as an honorary member of Lancaster, couldn’t muster a fairy-tale run. She started an education foundation to benefit the community of the club and comes back to Lancaster ever year.

Brooke Henderson, 12 over

Henderson tied for fifth at the 2015 Women’s Open at Lancaster as a determined teen trying to play her way onto the LPGA. She opened with an 80 this time around and never recovered.

Jennifer Kupcho, 12 over

The 2022 Chevron Championship winner missed the cut in her second consecutive U.S. Women’s Open after rounds of 77-75.

Lottie Woad, 12 over

After finishing in the top 25 in her LPGA debut earlier this year at the Chevron Championship, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur champion will miss the weekend this time around.

Allisen Corpuz, 12 over

The 2023 U.S. Women’s Open champion exited early after rounds of 75 and 77. She tied for 57th at the first major of the year.

Lexi Thompson, 13 over

After announcing that 2024 would be her last season playing full-time on the LPGA, Thompson bowed out before the weekend, shooting rounds of 78-75 to miss the cut in her 18th USWO appearance.

Lydia Ko, 13 over

The LPGA Hall of Fame will have to wait another week as Ko, who shot 80-73, missed the cut for the first time at a USWO in her 13th appearance.

Source: Yahoo Sports