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Graeme McDowell's moment of magic proves vital

By Staff Reporter

Graeme McDowell produced the shot of the day, holing out from 100 yards on the 13th for a par, after twice tangling with heavy rough at the Porsche European Open in Germany.

McDowell added a 70 to his opening 68 to finish four under par, just one shot inside the cut line on another day of low scoring at Bad Griesbach.

The Portrush man posted three birdies and two bogeys and is tied 34th, six shots behind leaders Charl Schwartzel, Graeme Storm and Ross Fisher.

However, Michael Hoey narrowly missed the cut, the Belfast player's 70 leaving him on two under.

Co-leader Schwartzel said: "It's nice to play consistent golf. I've been feeling like I'm going to play well for a while, knocking on the door, but not had the momentum go my way.

"This time around I've kept it together nicely. I've hit lots of greens, given myself lots of opportunities and made a few putts, which helps.

"It's a nice position to be in. It's nice to finally play some good golf. There's a long way to go, but if I can keep testing myself and do the same thing, hopefully it will hold up."

Storm said: "I'm really happy to shoot four under. I didn't feel I was swinging it that great.

"I got round and made a few putts."

Overnight leader Bernd Wiesberger missed the cut after a 76.

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