Darren Clarke shares 15th place at Dubai Open after closing 72

Darren Clarke
Darren Clarke moved into contention after firing a 64 in Dubai on Saturday

Darren Clarke had to settle for a share of 15th place in the Asian Tour's Dubai Open after a closing level-par 72.

The 2011 Open Champion had moved to within one shot of the lead after firing a third-round 64 on Saturday.

India's Arjun Atwal took the title on 16 under after a closing 66 which left him a stroke ahead of South Korean Wang Jeung-Hun at the Els Club.

Scotland's Simon Yates finished in third spot with Clarke ending the tournament seven shots off the pace.

Clarke made a promising start on Sunday as he birdied the first but gave the shot back at the third and could only manage two further birdies in a low-key final round.

Despite dropping down the leaderboard, Clarke appeared encouraged with his week's work after Sunday's round.

"Not the day I was hoping for but it's been a great week here," Clarke said on Twitter.

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