Hartlepool golfer Graeme Storm battles back to make cut in Made in Denmark


GRAEME Storm will be looking to make a move up the leaderboard at the Made in Denmark tournament today after an excellent round in Aalborg.

The Hartlepool golfer looked in grave danger of missing the cut at the Himmerland course after a four-over-par 75 on Thursday.

His chances looked even slimmer after bogeying his third hole of the second round – the par four 12th.

But Storm, for all his woes this season, has proven that when he’s in the groove he can score well.

And a birdie blitz of three red figures in three holes turned his day around.

He took a three at the par four 15th before sinking his birdie putt at the minute 128-yard 16th.

And when he birdied the par four 17th as well, Storm was up to 44th place at the turn.

A bogey five at the sixth produced a few flutters but he came through his last three holes in regulation to sign for a one-under-par 70.

It took him to 145 (three over) and a share of 52nd place.

Wales’s Bradley Dredge continued to make golf look easy at the European Tour event, following up his opening day 66 with a 68 to move to eight under par for a four-stroke lead over England’s Simon Wakefield.

England’s Garrick Porteous, who is ranked 1,160th in the world, moved into contention for the inaugural Made in Denmark event.

The 24-year-old shot a 68 to share fourth place with Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg.