DAVID Howell’s disastrous British Masters campaign spilled into his second round at Walton on the Hill as he shot a five-over-par round of 77.

The 43-year-old left himself plenty to do in Kent after finishing six-over on the opening day of the competition.

Day two wasn’t much better, starting on the 10th, things originally looked good for Howell as he hit level-par on his first three holes before registering a birdie-three.

However, his good fortune began to slip away as he recorded four bogeys in his final five holes from his front nine.

On the second half of his 18 hole round, Howell was unable to turn things around despite birdie-three with six holes to go.

A hole later, Howell undid his hard work with a bogey, before a double-bogey seven meant he was slipping further and further down the leaderboard.

With his score for the day reading four-over, Howell added a further stroke with a bogey five on his 17th before completing his round, leaving him some way off the pace at 11-over-par.

The result means the two-time Ryder Cup winner has struggled in his last two events.

Last time out the Swindon star finished tied for 159th with a similar score as this week, as he hit 10-over-par at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland a week ago.

In 20 events on the European Tour this year, Howell has made the cut a total of nine times so far with two events left to play.