Three back-nine birdies put paid to Jack Munro’s immediate European Tour dream overnight.
But, along with Matt Millar and Ash Hall, the Queenslander will content himself with a Challenge Tour card in 2018 after solid weeks at Europe’s Q-School final in Spain.
Munro had put himself on the fringe of the 13-under total that would ultimately have won his card after holing out for eagle on the par-four eighth had him at 11 under.
But bogeys on three consecutive holes from the 12th put an end to a superb run by the 30-year-old former cardiac technician in his fifth year as a pro. Munro ended at nine under.
Millar, who had been inside the all-important top 30 after four rounds, just couldn’t find the same birdie magic in his closing two rounds, signing for an even-par 71 that left him at seven under.
Hall fared similarly, closing with a 73 to finish even par after the six gruelling rounds.
Sam Horsfield, of England, was the top qualifier, closing with a 63 to finish eight strokes clear of the field at an impressive 27 under.