DAVID Howell’s second round at the KLM Open started badly and didn’t get much better.

The former Ryder Cup star had been bidding for a 10th straight cut at Hilversumsche Golf Club in the Netherlands, but his hopes were dashed today.

Teeing off at the 10th, Howell double-bogeyed one of the course’s rare par threes, and bogeys on 14 and 16 took him to four over for the day and the tournament.

A birdie four at 18 was a fleeting bright spot for the Wiltshire man given that he immediately dropped a stroke at the first.

Bogeys at seven and eight followed as the 37-year-old missed the cut by a significant margin, finishing on six-over-par overall.

Englishman Graeme Storm held the clubhouse lead at the time of writing on 11-under. Play will continue tomorrow and Sunday.

The next event on the European Tour is the Italian Open in Turin, which starts on Thursday.