Jonathan Caldwell and Cormac Sharvin will head to DP World Tour Q-School off the back of a missed cut after both failed to reach the weekend at the Portugal Masters.
With the cut falling at four-under-par, it would have needed a big second round from both of them to make it in, but both will hope they will find something between now and teeing it up at the Final Stage of qualifying on November 11.
Caldwell was the closer of the two to make the cut in Vilamoura, but still came up three shots short as he couldn’t capitalise on back-to-back birdies to start his round.
The Clandeboye man would go on to sign for just one more birdie and four bogeys in a one-over 72 that left him one-under-par for the week.
Meanwhile, Sharvin was facing more of an uphill battle to make the weekend after his opening 73 and he would only be able to repeat the trick thanks to three birdies, three bogeys and a double-bogey to miss his 20th cut of the year.
Both will hope they will still have playing rights for next season when they head to Infinitum in Tarragona next month for Q-School, but they will need to show more than they have recently.
Meanwhile, Malaysia’s Gavin Green and England’s Jordan Smith will take a share of the lead into the weekend at Dom Pedro Victoria as they set the pace at 13-under-par.
Green fired seven birdies and one bogey in a 65 to join first round leader Smith, who shot a 67, at the top, with the pair one shot ahead of Finland’s Tapio Pulkkanen and France’s Benjamin Hebert.