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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde start means Brendan Jones misses Singapore Open cut

Brendan Jones had an up-and-down start to the year.
Brendan Jones had an up-and-down start to the year. 

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones had a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde start to the year in the Singapore Open, missing the cut by one shot.

He opened with a disastrous seven-over 78 on Thursday, but followed that up with a five-under 66 on day two to finish at two-over par.

An electrical storm halted the second round on Friday and meant Jones had to wait until Saturday to find out if he'd made it to the business end of the tournament.

Jones normally starts his year at the New Zealand Open, which tees off on March 10, but with the Singapore Open jointly sanctioned between the Asian and Japan tours he decided to dust the clubs off early.

The 40-year-old is hoping to bounce back after a disappointing 2015 where he had just three top-10 finishes on the Japan Golf Tour, where he's won 13 times for more than $10 million in prizemoney.