A poor second round forced Bendigo golfer Lucas Herbert to miss the cut at the 3M Open on the US PGA Tour.
After starting the tournament with a fine three-under par 68, Herbert shot a five-over par 76 on day to finish two-over for the tournament and four shots behind the cut line.
Herbert's problems started on the tee. The aggressive right-hander hit five of 14 fairways for the round.
He started solidly and was one-under par for the day through five holes before two trips to the bunker on the par-five sixth saw him make a par when most of the field made birdie.
That frustration increased on the tee at the par-four seventh when his drive found the water and he had a triple-bogey seven.
A three-putt bogey on the par-four ninth saw Herbert slip to three-over for his round.
Herbert needed birdies on the back nine to make the cut, but bogeys on the par-four 11th and par-three 13th ensured he would miss the weekend's action.
Herbert has next week off because of the Olympic golf tournament.
His next event could be the lucrative World Golf Championship St Jude Invitational in Memphis.
The top 50 players on the world rankings at the completion of the 3M Open gain entry to the WGC event.
Herbert was 50th in the world leading into the 3M Open.
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