Michael Hoey misses out on BMW title after 70 in Munich
A disappointing back nine cost Michael Hoey the chance to win the BMW International Open in Munich on Sunday.
The Belfast player moved into a tie for the lead with four birdies in five holes before the turn.
However, bogies at 13 and 14 left Hoey with a two-under-par 70 as he finished in joint seventh on 13 under, four behind winner Pablo Larrazabal.
Former Open champion Darren Clarke carded a 69 and ended the tournament in joint 20th on nine under.
Clarke dropped a shot at the sixth but picked up birdies at nine, 13, 15 and 16.
Hoey, a five-time tour winner, started the day five off the pace but birdies at five, six, eight and nine put him in the hunt for a sixth title.
His challenge ended with the slip-ups on the back nine but he still secured a top-10 finish.
Shane Lowry (73) was seven under and Damien McGrane (72) a further shot back.
Paul Lawrie (70) finished on four under while Kevin Phelan (72) was well back on two over.