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Korda misses cut at U.S. Women's Open

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A much-improved second round wasn't enough for tournament favorite Nelly Korda to reach the weekend at the U.S. Women's Open, as the world No. 1 missed the cut by two strokes after finishing 36 holes at 10-over par.

Korda concluded her day at even par at a punishingly difficult Lancaster Country Club, but it wasn't enough to erase a disastrous 80 in the first round.

Her miserable start to the event featured a septuple-bogey 10 on the par-3 12th. Korda was much more consistent Friday, with three birdies on the front and eight consecutive pars on the back before a bogey at the last.

The 12th hole Friday offered a memorable moment for Korda, but this time it was a light-hearted celebration after a lengthy par conversion.

"I actually thought I missed the putt, and the golf gods kind of made it go to the left, and I made it," Korda said after the round, according to NBC Golf. "It was nice to make a par. I wanted to make a birdie to get my revenge on that hole, but par will do."

Korda's poor showing comes after winning six of her last seven events, including the season's first major at the Chevron Championship in April.

It's Korda's first missed cut since last year's KPMG Women's PGA Championship, ending a run of 17 consecutive tournaments, per The Athletic's Justin Ray.

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