Successive rounds of one-under par were not enough for Eddie Pepperell to make the cut at the weather-affected Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
The Abingdon golfer carded back-to-back scores of 71 for two-under par in the United Arab Emirates, two shots away from making the cut.
Teeing off on the 10th tee day one started positively with birdies going in on the 12th and 18th.
Bogeys followed on the second and fourth but a birdie on the par four fifth put the Frilford Heath member back in the red numbers.
Pepperell’s second round was delayed due to fog and, when he got out on the course, he recorded pars on his first seven holes before darkness arrived.
The 27-year-old picked up a bogey on the ninth meaning he required a major turnaround on the back nine to make the cut from level-par.
A birdie on the next hole preceded a double-bogey on the 11th, all but ending Pepperell’s prospects of a longer weekend.
Three birdies followed on the 13th, 17th and 18th holes but Pepperell, who started the 2018 European Tour with two missed cuts, left it too late.
It meant Pepperell finished just inside the top 100 in a 99th place.
Haotong Li topped the leaderboard with a score of 23-under par, one shot ahead of Rory McIlroy.
Pepperell tees off from the 10th tee of the Maybank Championship in Malaysia at 5.20am GMT time (1.20pm local time) today.