Masters 2015: Clarke and McDowell make Masters cut

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Clarke pleased with second-round 71

Northern Ireland pair Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell have made the cut in the Masters at Augusta.

Former Open champion Clarke birdied the 15th and final hole on Friday to card a one-under-par 71 and finish on one over at the halfway stage.

Portrush player McDowell is also on one over following a 74 which included six bogeys and four birdies.

Padraig Harrington (77) was five over and Shane Lowry (72) three over while Jordan Spieth leads on 14 under.

Clarke was in danger of missing the cut with the Dungannon man on three over after posting three bogeys and two birdies.

A birdie at the par-five 15th was followed by another at the tough 18th, ensuring Clarke's place in the final two rounds.

McDowell was four over for his round after 10 holes but recovered with four birdies in five holes from the 12th.

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