A disastrous back nine ended Eddie Pepperell’s bid to make the final round of the Maybank Championship in Malaysia.
The Abingdon golfer made the cut after a positive start and was only five shots off the lead heading into round three.
But the Frilford Heath member, who carded encouraging rounds of three-under par on days one and two for six-under par at the halfway stage, suffered a nightmare back nine in round three.
The collapse meant Pepperell was one of eight players to fail to make the final round in a rare ‘extended’ cut.
Round three began in steady fashion for the 27-year-old, who motored through the front-nine on level par after two birdies and bogeys cancelled each other out.
The final nine holes proved more problematic, however.
He hit four bogeys, a double bogey and a triple bogey to record a dismal eight-over par for the day, dropping him to two-over par and out of the competition.
The Maybank Championship was won by India’s Shubhankar Sharma, on 21-under, two shots clear of Jorge Campillo.
Pepperell still earned €3,581 (around £3,183) in prize money for his 80th placed finish.
He is not playing in the ISPS Hana World Super 6 competition in Perth, Australia, which tees off today.