US Open: How the Irish have fared on Day 2

Three players look set to miss the cut while Shane Lowry is just inside

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Rory McIlroy on Day 2 at Erin Hills. USA TODAY Network/SIPA USA/PA Images

Shane Lowry is the only Irish golfer currently inside the projected cut mark of 1-over at the US Open as Day 2 unfolds.

The Offaly man is 1-over after completing his second round at Erin Hills. He followed his 71 from yesterday with a 74 on Day 2.

Lowry had a poor front nine, which featured four bogeys and a birdie.

Rory McIlroy is further back on 5-over and will miss the cut after carding a 71 in his second round.

The Northern Irishman managed five birdies but also bogeyed four holes on Day 2 which was a vast improvement on his first round 78.

Paul Dunne is one shot ahead of McIlroy on 4-over but he is only seven holes into his second round, bogeying two and picking up a sole birdie.

Meanwhile, Graeme McDowell is also in the midst of his second round and is currently one shot clear of Dunne on 3-over but also sitting outside the cut mark.

At the top of the leaderboard at present are Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka on 8-under, although both have yet to complete their rounds.

England's Paul Casey is a shot further back on 7-under after carding a 71 to follow up yesterday's 66.