DAVID Howell carded a final round 68 to finish the Open eight under, his best performance since his seventh place in 2008.

The Broome Manor ace went four under for his final round to charge up the leaderboard and give himself a chance of a top ten finish.

Howell only fell to four bogeys over the weekend with rounds of 70 then 68 to briefly flicker into the top 10 on Sunday with play still in progress.

For full reaction with Howell see tomorrow's Swindon Advertiser.