Bushey golfer Callum Shinkwin finished in a tie for 30th place at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open after shooting four under-par rounds at a European Tour event for the first time this year.

The Moor Park Golf Club professional went into yesterday’s final 18 holes on track to secure his best result of the year, surpassing his tie for 23rd at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January, having been in a share of 19th place overnight.

However, the 24-year-old slipped back on a congested leaderboard after carding a 71 to finish in a six-way tie for 30th on 11-under following his previous scores of 68, 70 and 68.

Although Shinkwin’s finishing position was lower than in Abu Dhabi, this was his best result of the year in terms of Race to Dubai points due to the tournament’s higher status as part of the Rolex Series.

The former English Amateur champion went out in a level-par 36 after birdies on the par five fourth and par three sixth were offset by dropped shots at the par three third and par four eighth.

Shinkwin then took his four-round total on the par five 14th to five-under with a third birdie of the day; he let that slip on the par four 16th but ensured he would finish in negative numbers for the fourth consecutive round by picking up a stroke on the par four 17th.

Having been in a tie for the lead at the end of the third round, Spain’s Jon Rahm shot 65 to finish the runaway winner on 24-under-par, six shots clear of the rest of the field.