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Darren Clarke slips up but Tiger still in the hunt

BY Phil Casey

Darren Clarke's challenge at the Made in Denmark event at Himmerland was rocked by a poor finish to his second round.

Ryder Cup captain Clarke (47) moved into the top 10 on six under par after 16 holes before slipping up with a bogey and a double bogey.

That meant a one-under 70 which left the Dungannon man sharing 26th, nine behind leader David Horsey who leads on 12 under par.

The 2011 Open champion had shot a two under par 69 in the first round.

Belfast's Michael Hoey shot a second round 71 to finish on the cut mark of level par.

Tiger Woods continued his good form at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina, where victory would propel the 14-time major winner back towards the top of the sport.

Olivia Mehaffey continued her amazing run of form but fell just short in her bid for a fourth major strokeplay title this season at Moortown in Leeds.

The 17-year-old from Royal County Down took second in the British Ladies Open Stroke-play Championship to add to victories in the Welsh and Scottish Open events and the Irish Girls contest.

Always in contention, Mehaffey finished with a pair of 71s for a 72-hole aggregate of six under par, five strokes adrift of winner Aditi Ashok from India, but four clear of third-placed Linn Andersson.

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