Leishman hits the Marc at US PGA

WARRNAMBOOL'S Marc Leishman produced a grandstand finish to make the cut at the US PGA Championship in Kentucky.

Leishman, who endured a roller-coaster second round, ended on a high, draining an eight-foot eagle putt at the last to qualify for the weekend.

The 30-year-old, who started six shots off the pace after an even-par 71 in the first round, had a triple-bogey seven on the par-four 13th hole, leaving him two shots outside the projected cut at one-over.

He birdied the par-four 15th to claw back to two-over but then bogeyed the par-four 16th, leaving him needing a birdie, birdie finish to make the cut.

He made a birdie on the par-four 17th to keep his hopes of qualifying for the weekend alive before making his impressive eagle on the last to finish at even, in a tie for 53rd, nine shots off the pace set by world number one Rory McIlroy.

Leishman's second consecutive round of 71 including an eagle, four birdies, a triple bogey, double bogey, a bogey and 10 pars.

Leishman is one of five Australians to qualify for the final two rounds. Jason Day is the leading Aussie, who is tied for second at eight-under, ahead of Matt Jones at three-under, Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilivy at two-under.

Marc Leishman in action during his second round at the US PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky. Picture: GETTY

Marc Leishman in action during his second round at the US PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky. Picture: GETTY

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