SWINDON'S David Howell has given himself hope of making the cut at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship after shooting one-under on day two.

The Swindon pro was one-over after his first round yesterday but has now scrambled back to par for the tournament thanks to four birdies on the front nine this morning.

At present Howell is set to make the cut but with a number of players still out on the course his progression has yet to be confirmed.