Tacoma (United States): The Indian duo of Anirban Lahiri and Shiv Kapur made an early exit after missing the halfway cut at the US Open at Chambers Bay. The Indian pair played well in patches but were hit on putting surfaces, which in general was very demanding for everyone in the field.

Lahiri scored 75-72 while Kapur shot 72-77. The cut came at five-over and Lahiri missed it by two and Kapur missed it by four, here yesterday. Lahiri looked set to make his second cut in a Major this year till the 12th hole of the second round before running into a rough patch on the second nine, when he bogeyed three times in six holes to miss the cut by two.

Lahiri shot 75 and 72 and at 147, he fell short by two, as 75 players made the cut. The top 60 and ties made the cut. Shiv Kapur, who came through a qualifier, had another disastrous start, this time from the tenth. He dropped shots on three of his first four holes —the 10th, 11th and 12th.