DAVID Howell’s Made In Denmark campaign came to an early end today, after he carded a disappointing three-over on day two of the competition.

The 43-year-old ended the competition five-over overall – after shooting two-over on day one – and consequently missed the cut by four shots.

It meant hopes of recording back-to-back cuts – following his impressive efforts at the British Masters in Southport a fortnight ago – were dampened, and he will now focus on regaining his brief period of form in Belgium this week.

Starting on the back nine, Howell’s round got off to a steady start with pars recorded on the three opening holes.

A birdie on the 14th was sandwiched by bogeys on holes 13 and 15 – dropping Howell to three-over for the tournament.

Three additional pars rounded off the back nine, before the front nine started promisingly with the former Ryder Cup winner notching a birdie on the par four first.

Howell’s pair of bogeys that followed on holes two and three ultimately ended his slim hopes of making the cut though.

Three successive pars on holes 4, 5 and 6 did little to help his efforts – with a bogey on the par four seventh confirming his early exit.

Other Wiltshire hope Jordan Smith also saw his campaign grind to an abrupt halt.

Despite shooting a round of one-under on day two, Smith ended the day two-over overall – meaning he missed the cut by a single shot.