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Pettersen, Kerr among notables to miss USWO cut

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LANCASTER, Pa. – The cut was made at a record-tying low Friday at the U.S. Women’s Open.

Sixty-three players made the cut at 144, a stroke total equaling the U.S. Women’s Open low mark set at Old Waverly in Mississippi in 1999. The cut was at 4-over at the par-70 Lancaster Country Club course. It was at even par at Old Waverly, where par was 72.

A large contingent of top players failed to advance to the weekend at Lancaster Country Club, including Suzann Pettersen, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Hyo Joo Kim, Catriona Matthew and Yani Tseng.

Five of the 23 amateurs in the field made the cut with Megan Khang of Rockland, Mass., the low am at 1-over 141. Emma Talley, the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, also made the cut. Talley, who also won the NCAA individual championship playing for the University of Alabama this year, will be playing the Marathon Classic later this summer based on an exemption linked to the NCAA championship. Also making the cut were amateurs Muni He of China and Hannah O’Sullivan and Mariel Galdiano of the United States.