Graeme McDowell makes the cut at Porsche European Open following stellar shot

Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell

Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell arguably produced the shot of the day at the Porsche European Open as he just about made the cut in Germany on Friday.

McDowell holed out from 100 yards on the 13th for a par after twice tangling with heavy rough.

The Portrush star 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 that nevertheless saw overnight leader Bernd Wiesberger miss the cut after a 76.

McDowell is tied 34th and six shots behind leaders Charl Schwartzel, Graeme Storm and Ross Fisher.

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

Former Masters champion Schwartzel carded a second consecutive 66 to claim a share of the halfway lead.

Schwartzel, who began the day two strokes behind overnight leaders Wiesberger and Benjamin Hebert, fired five birdies and no bogeys at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach and has dropped just one shot in the first 36 holes.

The South African was joined at the top of the leaderboard by English duo Storm and Fisher, Storm adding a 67 to his opening 65 and Fisher shooting the same scores in reverse.

BMW PGA Championship winner Byeong Hun An played his last 13 holes in seven under par to card a 65 and lie just one off the lead on nine under, alongside England’s Richard McEvoy.