John Parry qualified for the final two rounds of the US Open, making the cut by a single shot after second round score of 73.
A second round score of 77, however, meant that Sheffield’s Danny Willett missed out on playing through the weekend at Chambers Bay.
Masters champion Jordan Spieth kept his bid to make history firmly on track, while 14-time major winner Tiger Woods missed just his fifth cut in 68 majors as a professional.
Parry, 28, bogeyed five holes on his way round the controversial course, but birdies at the eighth and 12th holes were enough to see him to five over par.
Two bogeys in the final three holes of his round looked to have sent him home, but others tailed off too in the latter stages as the cut mark reduced from three over par to five over.
Parry finished tied 60th alongside the likes of Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Colin Montgomerie - with the top 60 including ties playing on Saturday and Sunday.
He will tee off in round three at 4.36pm (8.36pm local time) alongside former US Open and Masters winner Angel Cabrera.
Willett’s problems were on the way out, caring 41 on the first nine holes after double bogeying the fourth and seventh holes.
His only birdie came at the 12th, with bogeys at the 15th, 17th and 18th also contributing to his downfall in a round of 77.