Kokomo Murase was top of the women's qualification in snowboard slopestyle ©Getty Images

Japan's Kokomo Murase topped women's qualification in slopestyle on the latest leg of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard World Cup, taking place at Mammoth Mountain in the United States.

Murase, who won the season opener and her first World Cup event in Calgary, had a best score of 83.75 in her first run, finishing just in front of New Zealand's Zoi Sadowski-Synnott who recorded a best of 83.56.

Hanne Eilertsen of Norway was far behind in third, leading American Jamie Anderson, Loranne Smans of Belgium and Britain's Katie Ormerod in the top six.

Making the final with them were Melissa Peperkamp of The Netherlands and Hailey Langland of the United States, with the latter edging out her compatriots Courtney Rummel and Jade Thurgood.

High winds forced the postponement of men's qualification, which will now be attempted again tomorrow prior to the scheduled finals on Saturday (January 8).