John Parry battling to make US Open cut

NADV. Golfer John Parry takes the first official drive at the new golf assesment suite at Wike Ridge Golf Club. (S).

NADV. Golfer John Parry takes the first official drive at the new golf assesment suite at Wike Ridge Golf Club. (S).

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Golfer John Parry faces a two-hole rescue mission later today to remain in the US Open at Merion Golf Club.

Parry’s second round was halted late last night due to the darkening skies with him left on eight over par

He will finish off his second round from 7.15am local time (12.15pm BST) needing to gain a shot on the field to make the cut at his first Major championships.

The top 60 players will play the final two rounds at the Pennsylvania course but Parry lies tied-66th.

The 26-year-old started the championships with a first round six-over 76 in traitorous conditions on Thursday.

But with the rest of the field all struggling to post scores under par, Parry knew a strong second round would see him into the latter stages of the tournament.

Starting from the 11th hole late on Friday, he bogeyed the 15th and 18th to put him eight over after nine holes and staring at exiting the tournament.

But eight straight pars have left him with a chance of making the cut when he finishes his round early on Saturday.

Play was suspended due to light at 20:30 local time (01:30 BST) with 68 players still to complete round two.

Five-time runner-up Phil MIckleson tops the leaderboard with fellow American Billy Horschel on one under.

Englishmen Luke Donald, Justin Rose and Ian Poulter (four holes to play in round two) lie one shot back on level par.

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy both shot par on Friday to leave them thee over and well in the hunt for glory.