Michael Hoey forced to withdraw from Made in Denmark Open after cut confusion

Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey is forced to withdraw from the Made in Denmark Open after mistakenly thinking he had missed the cut.

Northern Irishman Michael Hoey has been forced to withdraw from the Made in Denmark Open after incorrectly assuming he had missed the halfway cut.

The 35-year-old, a five-time winner on the European Tour, thought he had failed to qualify for the weekend's action after finishing on four-over following consecutive rounds of 73.

He flew from Aalborg in Denmark to Amsterdam after his second round, only to discover a bogey from James Heath in Friday's final group meant he had actually qualified for the weekend's play.

"Home after a nightmare 24 hours, left Aalborg for Amsterdam, arrived watched scores made cut. KLM lost my clubs, missed flights back," Hoey said on Twitter.

"Couldn't get private jet, train, car or any other way back so came home! At least I found my clubs this morning at Schiphol."

The event's other Northern Ireland hopeful Gareth Maybin is eight behind leader Bradley Dredge on level par after a fine four-under 67 on Friday.

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