Alex Wrigley came close to defending his Mercedes-Benz International Pro-Am title at Al Ain Golf Club in the UAE.
The PGA Cup international from Hartlepool lost to Chris Gane at the first hole of a sudden death playoff.
Silvermere’s Gane began the day one shot behind overnight leader Wrigley but was able to card a round of 67 to tie for first place on 11 under-par.
Wrigley closed with a round of 68 and it looked as if he might have a chance of keeping his title when Gane bogeyed the 17th. Gane stayed calm to finish tied and then came out on top with a birdie at the first extra hole after Wrigley had to settle for par.