Paul McGinley crashed to his worst score since the turn of the century when he racked up a nightmare ten-over par 82 in the Open de Andalucia in Seville.

McGinley is in the doldrums with the putterAll six Irishmen in action at the Real Club de Golf missed the cut. But it was an especially painful day for dapper Dubliner McGinley as he carded a quadruple bogey nine and a double bogey seven in his highest score since he shot a 12-over 83 in the first round of the 1999 Open at Carnoustie.

Experimenting with the cack-handed putting style favoured by Padraig Harrington, the three-time Ryder Cup winner took 36 putts as he finished third last in the 152 man field on 10-over par.

Only Clandeboye's Jonny Caldwell, who shot a 79 for 120-over, and Spain's Gabriel Perez (16-over) finished behind McGinley, who was level par for the day before he took a nightmare nine at the par-five ninth.

The Dubliner then limped home in six-over par 42 with bogeys at the 10th, 11th and 16th as well as a double bogey seven at the 15th.

McGinley's failure was made all the more ironic following his self-confessed love for the Seville course earlier this year.

Impressed by the set up for last year's Spanish Open, he e-mailed the club, explaining: "In my 15 years on the European Tour I cannot remember a better prepared course. It was truly spectacular and I am looking forward to returning to Seville."

McGinley has now made just one cut from five starts worldwide this year with his best result a lowly 67th place finish in January's  Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, which was his first event of 2009.

After missed cuts in Qatar and Dubai, he travelled to Pebble Beach for the AT&T National Pro-Am but failed to survive the 54-hole guillotine there.

But McGinley wasn't the only Irishman left to twiddle his thumbs over the weekend.

Peter Lawrie failed to find inspiration on the course where he broke through to win the Spanish Open last season, missing the level par cut by a stroke after a second round 74.

Damien McGrane needed to birdie the last to make it but a par four for a 71 left him out in the cold.

Gary Murphy missed out by three shots despite a one-under par 71 while Michael Hoey was left to rue a bad week with the putter as he finished five shots outside the cut mark after rounds of 75 and 74.

Germany's Marcel Siem shot a 67 to lead by a shot on nine-under from Jean-Francois Lucquin and Graeme Storm.