Killarney, Ireland: Darren Clarke failed to make the cut at the Irish Open on Friday, two weeks after he won the British Open for his first major title.
Germany's Marcel Siem eagled the 16th hole and took the second-round lead at 10-under 132. India's Jeev Milkha Singh, who had a 70 after opening with a 63, and Denmark's Soeren Hansen (66) were one shot back. Spain's Ignacio Garrido was two strokes behind.
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy and 2010 U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell looked in danger of following Clarke out of the tournament in what would have been a big blow for Northern Ireland.