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Paul Dunne: "My last few months haven't been very good. But I am definitely seeing some good signs and sharpness around the greens" (stock photo)

By Brian Keogh

Paul Dunne chiselled out a one-under 70 in testing conditions to share seventh place on four-under as Matthias Schwab shot 66 to lead by a stroke on eight-under par at halfway.

When asked if his game was trending towards a second tour win, the 2017 British Masters champion admitted he was playing poorly but still hopeful he could trouble the leaders.

"I haven't been playing very well," admitted Dunne, who reached a career-high of 65th in the world just 12 months ago but is now 159th. "But this is a course I feel I can manage my way around quite well.

"My last few months haven't been very good. But I am definitely seeing some good signs and sharpness around the greens.

"That's the key around here when it gets windy - keeping the ball in play and taking advantage of your chances. It's a course I feel I have a chance on. But the game needs a bit of work."

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