Darren Clarke 15th in Dubai Open

Darren Clarke
Darren Clarke

Dungannon’s Darren Clarke has finished in a share of 15th place at the Dubai Open, seven shots off the pace.

Clarke had hauled himself up to fifth position and within a shot of the lead after a superb round of 64 on Saturday, but a closing round of level-par 72 saw him slip down the order at the Asian Tour event in the United Emirates.

The 2011 Open champion had made a strong start on Sunday with a birdie at the first but he lost the shot at the third and only managed two more birdies during the remainder of the round at the Els Club.

The title went to India’s Arjun Atwal took on 16 under, who finished one shot ahead of Wang Jeung-Hun from South Korea.