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Tiger's niece falls short on LPGA debut

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  • Cheyenne Woods four strokes shy of qualifying for final rounds of Wegmans event
  • The 18-year-old completed a weather-delayed second round of 74 on Saturday
  • The college amateur opened her debut LPGA Tour tournament with a 75
  • Playing on sponsor's invite, she is daughter of Tiger Woods' half-brother
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(CNN) -- The teenage niece of golf superstar Tiger Woods has failed to make the cut in her first professional tournament.

Cheyenne Woods was handed entry into the Wegmans tournament on a sponsor's invite.

Cheyenne Woods was handed entry into the Wegmans tournament on a sponsor's invite.

Cheyenne Woods was four strokes shy of qualifying for the weekend rounds of the LPGA Tour's Wegmans event at Locust Hill in Rochester, New York.

The 18-year-old had to complete her second round on Saturday along with half of the 140-player field due to delays of almost five hours following thunderstorms in the area.

Competing on a sponsor's invite, the college amateur followed up her opening 75 with a two-over-par 74 to be well down the field.

She had been two-under for the round after 10 holes on Friday, but fell back again with a triple-bogey at the par-four 12th before finishing strongly with a birdie.

Cheyenne is the daughter of world No. 1 Tiger's half-brother, Earl Jnr.

Defending champion Eun-Hee Ji also missed the cut after completing a 71 which saw her seven over the card.

South Korean Shin Jiyai had led by three strokes overnight after posting a 68 which gave her a 36-hole total of 11-under-par 133.

However, Morgan Pressel reduced that advantage to just a single stroke when she picked up two birdies to complete a 66, leaving her one shot ahead of third-placed fellow American Stacy Lewis.

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