Matt Wallace’s first major championship has ended at the halfway stage as the US Open claimed some high-profile casualties.

The Moor Park Golf Club professional followed up his opening round of 76 with a 75 to finish on seven-over-par at Erin Hills, with the cut coming at one-over.

Such are the challenges of playing the longest course in the history of the tournament, the world’s current top three players – defending champion Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day – all failed to make it through to the weekend, along with reigning Open champion Henrik Stenson and Olympic gold medallist Justin Rose.

Following his four-over first round, Wallace needed to start well to boost his hopes of making the last two rounds, but by the sixth hole he had dropped to seven-over following bogeys at one, four and six.

The 27-year-old’s first birdie at a major came at the seventh, only to then double bogey the next hole and go out in a four-over-par score of 40.

Another bogey followed at ten to send Wallace to nine-over, but that was to mark the end of his scoring slide as he birdied 11 before the scoring highlight of his tournament came at the 603-par five 14th.

The US Open website – - has a video replay of Wallace’s second shot, which lands to the left of the pin off the green but the ball runs around the banking and rolls back towards the hole to leave him with a 12 to 15-foot putt for eagle. He makes the most of the opportunity and visibly enjoys the moment.

That took him to plus-six for the tournament, but the Portugese Open champion dropped back to seven-over after a bogey on the monster 676-yard par five 18th.

Despite the disappointment of missing the cut, Wallace will take plenty from the experience of having competed at the very highest tournament level of the sport for the first time, continuing a rapid rise that has seen last year’s six-time Alps Tour winner become a European Tour player.

The second round ended with a four-way tie - and a 50/50 English/American split - at the top of the leaderboard, with Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood joined by Brian Harman and Brooks Keopka on seven-under, one shot clear of the home nation trio of Rickie Fowler, Jamie Lovemark and JB Holmes.