As Greg Owen continued his better form on the Nationwide Tour, Coxmoor club mate Oliver Wilson’s worrying slump showed no sign of ending.
Owen recorded his first top 10 finish of the year at 12-under-par in the Melwood Prince George’s County Open which was won in a Nationwide tour record of 29 under par by Steve Wheatcroft.
The result lifts Owen in sight of the all important top 25 who will gain a PGA Tour Card for next year at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, in Wales, Wilson made the early trip home from Celtic Manor after crashing out after rounds of 73 and 77, in a poor year so far that has seen him slide to 148th in the Race to Dubai and 158th in the world.
He suffered another disappointment when he failed to win a place in this year’s Open Championship at Royal St Georges in the European Final Qualifying competition at Sunningdale on Monday.
Scores of 70 and 68 for a one-under-par total left him five off the score needed.
He sits out the next few weeks before his scheduled return in the BMW International Open at the end of the month.
Owen tees up in the Rex Hospital Open in North Carolina starting on Thursday.