DAVID Howell has missed the cut at the Qatar Masters today after finishing level-par at the end of his second round.

The Broome Manor man, sitting one-over after the first set of 18 holes yesterday, got off to a nightmare start and failed to recover from a bogey and a double bogey in his first two holes.

Howell did eventually card five birdies in his round to end one-under for the round but with the cut mark standing at one-under over for the tournament the Swindon player fell one shot short.