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Steven Fox misses the cut at 113th U.S. Open

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ARDMORE, Pa. (WRCB) -- Steven Fox closed his first-ever U.S. Open the same way he started it: with a birdie.

However, the 34 holes in between proved to be a struggle for the reigning U.S. Amateur champ.

After weather delays pushed back Fox's start time Thursday, the former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga star finished the final nine holes of his opening round at 2-over par Friday morning to card an 6-over 76 for his first 18 holes.

He returned to the course a short time later to turn in a 4-over 74 in round two. His two-round total of 10-over 150 is two shots off the projected cut-line to advance to the weekend at the year's second major championship.

Fox started his second round on hole No. 11 and made the turn at +1 for the day. He dropped another stroke with a bogey at No. 3, then suffered through three consecutive bogeys at holes five through seven.

Fox managed his lone birdie with a nice approach shot and a subsequent 12-foot putt at the par-4 tenth.

The U.S. Open is the seventh PGA Tour event this season and second major, but the former Moc is still trying to play the weekend for the first time in a pro event. He bowed out after two rounds at the Masters, and also missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open (Torrey Pines), Arnold Palmer Invitational, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Memorial Tournament and FedEx St. Jude Classic.

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