Olivia Mehaffey: N Ireland amateur misses US Women's Open cut by five shots

Olivia Mehaffey
Olivia Mehaffey received a late invite to play in the US Women's Open

Northern Ireland amateur Olivia Mehaffey missed the US Women's Open cut by five shots after posting a 77 in a weather-affected second round.

The Tandragee player started with a two-over-par 74 before Friday's round which included six bogeys and a bogey.

The second round was not completed on Friday because of a lightning delay that stretched to nearly four hours.

Australian Sarah Jane Smith holds a three-shot lead at Shoal Creek in Alabama on 10 under after two rounds.

Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn is in second spot on seven under with another Australian Su Oh in third spot on six under.

2014 winner Michelle Wie is among an eight-strong group sharing fourth spot - seven off the pace - which also includes Spain's Carlota Ciganda.

Mehaffey will play in her second Curtis Cup for Great Britain & Ireland at Quaker Ridge in New York next week.