Summary

  • Leader: -5 Aberg (69)

  • Selected: -4 Cantlay (71), Detry (67), DeChambeau (69); -3 McIlroy (72), Finau (69), Pavon (70); -2 Matsuyama (66)

  • -1 Schauffele (69), Hatton (71), Kim (68); Level Garcia (71); +2 Rai (14)

  • +5 Fitzpatrick (72), Fleetwood (75), Scheffler (75); +6 MacIntyre (76); +7 Woods (73)

  • Full leaderboard

  1. Aberg grinds to one-stroke leadpublished at 00:58 15 June

    Ludvig AbergImage source, Getty Images

    Right that's your lot for the second round.

    Does anything phase Ludvig Aberg btw? The 24-year-old Swede, only turned professional 12 months ago but carded a one-under 69 to lead on five under overall after round two of his US Open debut.

    He is one stroke ahead of 2020 champion Bryson DeChambeau, his American compatriot Patrick Cantlay and Belgium's Thomas Detry.

    Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy is one of three players a stroke further adrift on three under.

    Meanwhile, world number one Scottie Scheffler stumbled to a four-over 74 to just make the cut at five over, while 2018 Open champion Francesco Molinari made the weekend, with a remarkable ace on his final hole.

    There was no such joy for Tiger Woods, who finished at seven over on a frustrating day for him at Pinehurst.

    We'll be back on Saturday for the third round at around 19:30 BST when the leaders head out.

    You'll also be able to listen to live commentary on the BBC Sport website and app between 20:00 and 21:30 and then on 5 Sports Extra and BBC Sounds until the close of play.

    See you all then.

  2. Postpublished at 00:43 15 June

    Aberg -5 (69)

    Ludvig Aberg is 24 years, 227 days old today.

    Over the last 50 years, only three players Aberg’s age or younger have had at least a share of the 36-hole lead at the US Open.

    They are Jordan Spieth (21 years, 327 days, in 2015 at Chambers Bay), Rory McIlroy (22 years,44 days, in 2011 at Congressional), Tiger Woods (24 years, 169 days, in 2000 at Pebble Beach).

    Oh and those three all went on to win.

  3. Aberg has 'proved' he can contend in majorspublished at 00:40 15 June

    Aberg -5 (69)

    US Open leader Ludvig AbergImage source, Getty Images

    US Open leader Ludvig Aberg speaking after recording a one-under 69 in his second round: "A US Open is supposed to be hard. It's supposed to be tricky, and it's supposed to challenge any aspect of your game. And I feel like it's really doing that. But super fortunate with the way that things have turned out over the last couple days, and hopefully we'll be able to keep it up.

    "I played the US Amateur here a couple years ago. I think just with the way those greens are, when it gets really firm, and just because you don't really have any bail-out areas, you've just got to take on the golf shots and see where it ends up, and if you don't pull it off, you're going to have a really tricky short game shot.

    "To be able to play these tournaments, to be able to play with the guys that I've watched on TV for such a long time is definitely a pinch-me moment. I think Augusta proved to me that I was able to be in that position, and it was more of a justification of like, yeah, you can actually be there and contend on a Sunday."

  4. Pavon falters late onpublished at 00:35 15 June

    Pavon -3 (70*)

    Matthieu Pavon misses a second successive putt from around 10 feet for par after splashing out of the sand on the ninth.

    The Frenchman is yet to go over par in his first two rounds but bogey, bogey is a disappointing end to a round that looked rich in promise only two holes back.

  5. Bogey for Rockpublished at 00:33 15 June

    Rock +7 (17*)

    Robert Rock has a birdie chance on the eighth. The Englishman retired in 2022 but if he can knock this in from nine feet, he could well be competing at the weekend.

    He pushes that by and then pulls the par saver left from three feet. The 47-year-old has played some really nice golf but his putting has not matched some of his iron play over the last few holes.

    He will need to do a Molinari on the ninth to make the cut!

  6. Postpublished at 00:26 15 June

    Pavon -4 (17*)

    Matthieu Pavon is heading left off the tee on the ninth and sees his ball disappear into the front left bunker.

    All of a sudden he's in danger of being back where he started at the beginning of the day.

  7. Pavon slips uppublished at 00:20 15 June

    Pavon -4 (17*)

    Matthieu Pavon slides his par putt past. That was always going to be a tough one to make and he ends up in a four-way tie for second, as he heads onto the ninth tee.

  8. Rose to miss the weekendpublished at 00:18 15 June

    Rose +6 (73)

    Justin Rose can't drain a long birdie putt on the 18th to take him into the weekend. The 2013 champion will sign for consecutive three-over 73s which just aren't quite good enough.

  9. Postpublished at 00:15 15 June

    Pavon -5 (16*)

    Matthieu Pavon is taking the putter. His speed is judged perfectly but the best he can do from there is to leave a 10-foot putt for par.

  10. Postpublished at 00:13 15 June

    Pavon -5 (16*)

    Matthieu Pavon is edging towards the finish as his approach into the eighth drifts right through the putting surface. He'll have a very awkward chip or putt from there.

    A French player has not led a US Open at the end of a round for over 100 years, with Louis Tellier, the last player to do it in 1915.

    Tellier was tied for the lead at the conclusion of the second round that year at Baltusrol and went on to finish in a tie for fourth place.

  11. Postpublished at 00:00 15 June

    Widing -1 (68)

    Ludvig Aberg may well take the headlines but Tim Widing is also doing a fine job of representing Sweden.

    The 26-year-old made four birdies today on his way to a composed two-under 68 and currently sits in an eight-way tie for ninth.

    He won twice on the Korn Ferry Tour in April so is in decent form.

  12. Finau bogeys lastpublished at 23:57 14 June

    Finau -3 (69), Aberg -5 (69)

    Tony Finau is finishing with a bogey, a bit of a scruffy finish really. His third from the front of the green pulls up 20 feet short of the pin and he takes two more from there.

    No such bother for Ludvig Aberg though. This extraordinary Swede is looking set to go into the weekend with at least a share of the halfway lead in his first US Open - it's just his third major. Remarkable.

  13. Birdie for Raipublished at 23:54 14 June

    Rai +2 (14)

    England's Aaron Rai picks up a handy stroke on the 14th after zipping in to eight feet with his wedge. The 29-year-old from Wolverhampton dropped four shots on the front nine but looks in decent shape to stick around for the weekend here barring a late disaster.

  14. May or may not be my final US Open - Woodspublished at 23:53 14 June

    Woods +7 (73)

    Tiger Woods walks onto a greenImage source, EPA

    Tiger Woods has been speaking to the media after his 73 today left him two shots over the projected cut mark.

    And he's hurting. Not physically. More mentally. He always says he will only play if he thinks he has a chance of winning...

    "I've only got one more tournament this season (The Open).

    "Just one more event and then I'll come back whenever I come back.

    "In order to win a golf tournament, you have to make the cut. I can't win the tournament from where I'm at, so it certainly is frustrating.

    "I thought I played well enough to be up there in contention. It just didn't work out. As far as my last Open Championship or US Open Championship, I don't know what that is. It may or may not be."

  15. Postpublished at 23:48 14 June

    Finau -4, Aberg -5

    A bit wayward off the tee from Tony Finau down the last and he's hacking out the scrub for one last time today. He can't get quite enough on it though and his ball pulls up a yard or two short of the green.

    Ludvig Aberg is in prime position, centre of the fairway. And he finds the centre of the green, leaving a 25-footer for a final birdie.

  16. Par finish for Cantlaypublished at 23:43 14 June

    Cantlay -4 (71)

    Patrick Cantlay is mooching up the 18th fairway. He's hit his second shot to the front right of the green. The flag is front left so he's got a big 40-footer ahead of him.

    Decent lag putt to two feet and he knocks in the afters. He's played some lovely golf today but also had moments of scrabbling and scrambling. A round of one over par is not to be sniffed at though round this course and he's right in the mixer as he chases his first major.

  17. Postpublished at 23:42 14 June

    Garcia E (71)

    Sergio Garcia can't bounce back from his bogey on the eighth as his round comes to a close with a missed birdie putt.

    The Spaniard, who won the Masters seven years ago has looked very, very solid, even if conditions have made it a grind and and will surely look to make a move on Saturday.

  18. Postpublished at 23:40 14 June

    Finau -4 Aberg -5

    Both Tony Finau and Ludvig Aberg find the green on the short 17th. Both Tony Finau and Ludvig Aberg leave their birdie putts above ground. Both Tony Finau and Ludvig Aberg hole their par putts. One to play.

  19. Ace alertpublished at 23:36 14 June

    F Molinari +5 (72)

    Sergio Garcia is halfway to the ninth green as Francesco Molinari's ball thuds into the front of the putting surface. The ball hops forward and starts to roll up towards the hole... it's tracking... curling nicely... surely not... it's in! Ace for the Italian!

    Molinari drops his club and almost sinks to his knees. Garcia throws his arms in the air before turning round to give his former Ryder Cup team-mate a big hug. Absolute scenes.

    It's a huge hole-in-one too because Molinari needed an eagle to finish to make the cut. What a way to do it.

  20. Woods misses the cutpublished at 23:34 14 June

    Fitzpatrick +5 (72), Woods +7 (73), Zalatoris +8 (73)

    Matt Fitzpatrick can't get up and down from the left edge on the 18th. The Englishman drops to five over and is just inside the projected cut line as it stands.

    Tiger Woods raises his hand to acknowledge those willing him on over the last few holes. it’s been a brave effort but it just wasn't meant to be for the 15-time major winner.