Lucas Herbert's 2022 US Open campaign is over after he missed the halfway cut at The Country Club in Boston.
After shooting a four-over par 74 on day one, the Bendigo golfer needed a solid round on Friday to have any chance of playing at the weekend.
Unfortunately, he had a poor day off the tee and that means trouble at a US Open.
Herbert struggled to find the fairway - 4/14 for his second round - which put a pressure on his approach play from the thick rough - 6/18 greens in regulation.
He made bogeys on three of his first four holes before a triple-bogey on the par-four seventh knocked the stuffing out of his round.
A bogey on the ninth was followed by a double-bogey on the par-three 11th.
He scrambled well to make four-straight pars from the 12th to the 15th before a bogey on the difficult par-three 16th saw him drop to 10-over par for his round.
Herbert saved his best for last.
On the par-four 18th hole he sank a 10 metre putt for birdie to finish with a nine-over par 79 for the day and 13-over par for the tournament.
Herbert now prepares to defend his Irish Open title.
The 26-year-old will return to Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny where he scored a stunning victory in last year's Irish Open.
This year's Irish Open runs from June 30 to July 3 and the field includes Irish star Shane Lowry, European Ryder Cup player Tyrell Hatton and Australia's Min Woo Lee.
The Irish Open is a key lead-up event for the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews in Scotland from July 14-17.
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