MARC Leishman's British Open is over after a bogey at the final hole of his second round saw him miss the half-way cut.
On a day where players struggled to make birdies, Leishman carded a five-over 75.
The 28-year-old from Warrnamboool was four-over for the tournament, one outside the cut line.
His playing partner American Brandt Snedeker fired a six-under 64 to grab the half-way lead at 10-under, one clear of Australian Adam Scott at nine-under.
Former world number one Tiger Woods is in outright third position at six-under.
Leishman had a tough start last night in his second round at Royal Lytham and St Annes in England, making consecutive bogeys at the second and third holes. But a string of pars kept him in the hunt until he bogeyed the par-four eighth.
On the tough back nine, he bogeyed the 11th to slip to three-over but a birdie, his only of the day at the par-three 12th momentarily steadied his round. But he bogeyed the par-four 13th and after four pars in a row, stumbled at the final hole.