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Live blog: 2015 US Open Second Round

FOLLOW all the action from the second round at Chambers Bay LIVE with Golf Link's 2015 US Open coverage presented by Titleist.

FOLLOW all the action from Chambers Bay LIVE with Golf Link's 2015 US Open coverage presented by Titleist.

1:22 - DONE FOR THE DAY

The first 36 holes of the 115th US Open championship are in the record books with all players having now completed their rounds.

Check the Golf Link web site for wrap ups of all the action so far and join our live coverage again tomorrow.

1:05 - SIX AUSSIES MAKE CUT

Of the eight Australians to tee up in this 115th US Open chamopionship six will qualify for the weekend.

Marc Leishman and Kurt Barnes are the only two who won't be around for the weekend after the cut was made at 4-over late Friday afternoon.

Jason Day will lead the Australian charge at -2 followed by Cameron Smith (E), Geoff Ogilvy and Adam Scott (+1), Marcus Fraser (+2) and John Senden (+4)

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12:45 - REED TAKES OUTRIGHT LEAD

Patrick Reed holds the outright lead at the US Open with one hole to play after making his fifth birdie of the day at the dificult 16th hole.

Reed is a 6-under, one ahead of Jordan Spieth and tywo in front of Dustin Johnson who dropped three shots in his last five holes to be 4-under hading to the weekend.

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12:15 - fairway g'day

US Open co-leader Patrick Reed and 15-year old amateur Cole Hammer have bumped into each other towards the end of their second rounds and seemed pretty happy to see each other.

Hammer's coach for over a year, Kevin Kirk, is also Reed's swing coach.

12:07 - GLOVER TAKES FOUR SWIPES AT FIRST GREEN

So many of us have been there before, so it's easy to feel for 2009 US Open champion Lucas Glover.

The American had four attempts to hit the elevated green from below the steep embankment on the left of the first hole.

It would have been a lonely walk up the slope to hole this putt:

11:58 - REED, JOHNSON COME BACK TO FIELD

Patrick Reed and Dustin Johnson both dropped shots immediately after getting to 7-under in the second round of the US Open.

The pair are at 6-under through 13 and 15 holes respectively, one ahead of Jordan Spieth who is in the clubhouse at 5-under after playing in the morning wave.

11:47 - SENDEN STUMBLES LATE

John Senden has tumbled down the leader board at Chambers Bay afterf a horror finish to his second round.

The Queenlsander was 3-under for the day through 12 holes and making a great charge but made two bogies and a double from the 13th onwards.

At 4-over through 36 holes Senden is now on the cut line as day two draws to a close.

Senden

11.35 - REED JOINS DJ'S PARTY

Patrick Reed has made a spectacular eagle at the 12th hole to join Dustin Johnson at the top of the leader board late on day two of the US Open.

Reed drove the green at the short par-4 and holed the putt from more than 20 feet to jump from 5-under to 7-under.

The pair have a two shot lead over Matsers champion Jordan Spieth who shot a 3-under 67 in the morning wave

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11.25 - MCILORY RIDING THE ROLLER COASTER

Rory McIlroy followd up a spectacular eagle at the short par-4 12th with a wayward tee shot at the 13th to be in all sorts of trouble.

The World Number One hit a 260 metre 3-wood on to the 12th green and holed the putt before carving his tee shot way right off the very next tee.

McIlroy, now at 1-over for the tournament though yet to complete the 13th, was hovering near the cut line for much of the day before his spectacular two.

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11:17 SMITH IN AT EVEN PAR

Cameron Smith made a disappointing bogey on his final hole of the second round but shot a second straight 70 to be even par through 36 holes of his first major.

Smith made three birdies and two bogies on his way to the turn to be 1-under for the round  and was crusiing on the back nine with eight straight pars before the final hole stumble.

At even par he is inside the top 20 as the second round draws to a close and on track for an impressive major debut.

11:08 - PHIl kickelson

FOX's coverage of its first US Open has divided opinion over the first two days of the tournament, but it's clear to see what Phil Mickelson thinks of the remote-controlled drone with a camera strapped to it.

 

11:00 - KIRK gets cracking with eagle

American Chris Kirk went out in 40 thanks to four bogeys on his front nine.

Sitting at 4-over after 27 holes, the current projected cut line, Kirk's approach to the 10th green has gone a long way to helping him make the weekend:

10:54 - watching on nervously

With the cut line dropped back to 4-over, there's now a host of players stuck at 5-over hoping those out on course will struggle this afternoon.

American Jimmy Walker, Englishman Ian Poulter and Colombia's Camilo Villegas are all in the clubhouse at 5-over, hoping the cut line gets lifted again so they can feature on the weekend.

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson has bogeyed the 5th hole, his fourth bogey in five holes, to drop back to 6-over, now to shots back from the cut line and in serious danger of missing the weekend.

10:27 - SENDEN WARMING TO CHAMBERS BAY

John Senden is showing a liking for the Chambers Bay course in round two getting to 3-under for the day through 12 holes and 1-under for the tournament.

The Queenslander, best known for his ball striking, has had just 17 putts for the day.

10:15 - RORY CUT WATCH

World Number one Rory McIlroy is flirting with the cut line at the halfway point of his second round at the US Open.

McIlroy started strong with a birdie at his first hole to get back to 1-over for the week after a disappointing 72 yesterday but quickly gave that shot back, and another, before reaching the turn.

The projected cut is 4-over with the four time major winner needing a back nine rally to ensure he plays the weekend.

Rory Cut Watch 

10:04 - TIGER TO CALL JASON

Speaking after another disappointing round at Chambers Bay, Tiger Woods has told the media that he intends to call his 'close friend' Jason Day after the Australian collapsed walking from the tee earlier in the round.

"I hope he's OK":

10:00 - DJ TAKES OUTRIGHT LEAD

Back-to-back birdies on the 7th and 8th holes have given American Dustin Johnson the outright lead at Chambers Bay.

Patrick Reed, who was joint leader, bogeyed the 7th and is now two shots behind Johnson:

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Live leaderboard: USGA

9:47 - CHAMBERS BITES BACK

Midway thorugh the second round the Chambers Bay course is fighting back with just 18 players under par.

At the end of round one 25 golfers were in red figures but with the course playing firm and fast scoring has been more difficult today.

Only five players are at even par including Australia's Marcus Fraser, Jason Day and Camron Smith the only two Australians under par.

9:27 - SENDEN MOVES AWAY FROM CUT LINE

Queensland's John Senden was flirting with the cut line but has now completed his Friday front nine with a 1-under, including back-to-back birdies on the 7th and long par-5 8th hole. Senden is now 1-over and sitting T26 on the leaderboard.

Live leaderboard: USGA

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9:12 - WESTWOOD ALSO CRITICISES THE 18TH

Spieth was captured ranting about the par-4 18th earlier in the round (see below) and Englishman Lee Westwood took to Twitter to criticise the changing of the hole from a par-5 to a par-4. Westwood made a triple on 18 today, so if it was a par-5 he still would have made double.

Watch a fly over of the 18th to form your own opinion:

 

8:59 - POULTER STILL NOT TALKING

Ian Poulter said last week he wouldn't be making any comment on the Chambers Bay  course till the tournament was over and he was sticking to his guns after the second round.

A fan tried to get Poulter's thoughts on the layout while he was signing autographs after a second round 73 but the Englishman wasn't having any of it.

Despite the fan's best efforts Poulter remained titght lipped though at 5-over for the week the expected review when he breaks his silence is likely to be less than complimentary.

 

8:41 - MCDOWELL INCHES FROM HOLE IN ONE

Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell, currently sitting T93 at 5-over, was inches away from a rollercoaster hole in one on the long par-3 3rd hole. 

McDowell used the contours of the large sloping green to perfection, skirting the right side bunker but stopping short of an ace.

No one has yet hit a hole-in-one at the 2015 US Open. But with the 9th par-3 playing from the higher tee today, one could be likely:

Watch McDowell's effort below:

 

8:16 - JOHNSON DROPS BACK

Dustin Johnson has dropped out of a share of US Open the lead with a bogey at the par-3 third hole. Johnson found a greenside bunker off the tee and failed to get out of the sand with his first attempt.

He managed to extract the ball with his second attempt and made a gutsy six foot putt for bogey to drop to 4-under, one behind Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson.

 8:04 - SCOTT RIDING THE ROLLER COASTER

Adam Scott gave back the shot he picked up at the first hole with a clumsy bogey at the second.

Scott missed both the fairway and green and couldn't get up and down for par. The 34-year-old is even par for the tournament, five behind leaders Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson.

7:53 - Smith making a move

Australian 21-year old Cameron Smith has made back-to-back birdies at Chambers Bay, making the most of the par 4 5th and 6th holes.

Smith now joins Jason Day at 2-under for the tournament, with 12 holes remaining in his second round. Yesterday, in his first round in a major, Smith fired an even-par 70.

7:46 - SCOTT MAKING HEADWAY

Adam Scott has birdied his first hole of the second round to move to 1-under-par and into the top 20.

Scott is playing with joint leader Dustin Johnson.

7:35 -SMITH OFF TO HOT START

Cameron Smith has got off to a hot start in his second round at Chambers Bay making a birdie at the fifth hole to move to 1-under for the tournament  and into the top 20.

Smith, playing his first career major, qualified for the tournament after making four birdies in the last six holes of his 36 hole qualifier.

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Adam Scott has begun his second round at Chambers Bay 

7:19 - it's tough at the... bottom

With the final afternoon groups teeing off to begin their second rounds, the bottom four at the 2015 US Open makes for interesting reading.

Last sits 2011 Open Championship winner and Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, with 14-time major champion Tiger Woods only one shot better at 16-over.

Level with Woods is American Lucas Glover, the 2009 US Open champion, while World Number 9 and 2015 Players Championship winner Rickie Fowler sits alone in 153rd at 14-over after 36 holes.

With 16 amateurs in the field, including 15-year old Texan Cole Hammer, that's quite a star-studded bottom-end of a leaderboard.

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7:12 - WOODS FINISHES HOW HE STARTED

Tiger Woods' 19th US Open finished the way it started, the former World Number One missing a short par putt at the par-3 ninth, his final hole of the day.

The three time winner was second last in the 156 player  field as he left the Chambers Bay course, 16-over for his two rounds after scores of 80-76. 

6:59 - among the chaos, Spieth shares lead

As playing partner Jason Day continued to receive attention after his scary fall, American Jordan Spieth made birdie on the 9th, the group's final hole, to jump to 5-under and regain a share of the lead.

Spieth sank his birdie putt to finish with a score of 3-under 67 for the day.

Overnight leaders Dustin Johnson and Swede Henrik Stenson are yet to begin their second rounds.

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6:46 - Day collapses on course at Chambers Bay

Jason Day has been treated by medics after appearing to collapse walking off the ninth tee at Chambers Bay.

Day initially looked to have slipped on the steep embankment near the tee but microphones stationed near where he fell picked up Day telling medics he suffered from vertigo.

Day eventually got back to his feet and continued play after several minutes, eventually making bogey on the hole.

Read more: Day collapses at US Open

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6:45 - Ogilvy salvages round with late flourish

Back to back birdies at the final two holes saved what was looking like a disastrous round for Geoff Ogilvy on day two at Chambers Bay.

The 2006 US Open champion posted an impressive 1-under 69 in round one and looks to be in decent position heading to the weekend at 1-over.

Teeing off the back nine Ogilvy was three over after nine holes and made another bogey at the 7th, his 16th, before his late flurry to finish.

Ogilvy Day 2 

6:39 - STUPIDEST HOLE I'VE EVER PLAYED: SPIETH

Yesterday's par-5 18th switched to a par-4 for today's second round and US Masters champion Jordan Spieth was not happy about it. 

He posted a double-bogey after finding two bunkers and leaving a long-putt inches short. The on-course microphones picked up Spieth ranting to his caddie Michael Greller, who used to work at Chambers Bay as a caddie:

 

6:32 - LEISHMAN TO MISS WEEKEND

After a disappointing finish to his opening round Marc Leishman's struggles continued on day two at Chambers Bay, the Victorian out in the morning wave and firing a 7-over 77 to be 10-over and heading for a missed cut.

Leishman was cruising at even par in round one until he stumbled with three bogies in his last four holes to shoot 73 and that pattern continued with a 5-over front nine today.

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6:27 - TIGER'S SCORE KEEPS ON SLIPPING

Tiger Woods' to-par score hasn't improved since yesterday having slipped to 14-over through 16, but it's an improvement on his round yesterday when he shot in the 80s for the third time this year.

A lot seems to be going against Tiger, including the rough at Chambers Bay which had Woods struggling to find his feet:

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