Callum Shinkwin is set to take his place in the field at the DP World Tour Championship for the first time, but Matt Wallace was unable to make it a Dubai double for Moor Park Golf Club.

Bushey professional Shinkwin was already assured of a place in the Race to Dubai’s top-60 and automatic qualification for the $8 million climax to the European Tour season ahead of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in which he finished in a share of 29th place on one-over-par.

Wallace ended the tournament a shot further back in a tie for 34th in South Africa, meaning he finished the 2017 campaign 70th in the Race to Dubai.

The World Tour Championship is the last of eight Rolex Series events and four of Shinkwin’s five top-30 finishes this season have come in the European Tour’s premier tournaments.

The 24-year-old, who is at the end of his second full year on the European Tour, was pipped in a play-off for the Scottish Open title, having previouslt finished in a share of 30th at the Irish Open.

In addition to yesterday’s result – which saw the former English Amateur champion shoot a two-under-par final round of 70 following scores of 70, 75 and 74 – Shinkwin secured a share of 16th at the Turkish Airlines Open earlier this month.

His 27-year-old fellow Moor Park-attached professional saved his best round at Sun City until last, shooting a three-under 69 following 75, 75 and a third-round 71.

Despite not qualifying for Dubai, the 2016 six-time Alps Tour winner was philosophical as he reflected on a year which saw him continue his rise up the sport's ladder by winning the Open de Portugal to gain his European Tour card, playing at the US Open and coming fourth at another Rolex Series event, the Italian Open.

In a post on Instagram, the 27-year-old said: “That’s my 2017 @europeantour golf season complete. Unfortunately didn’t make the DP World Tour Champs but I must look at far I have come from starting the year on challenge tour, to getting a win, playing in my first major and competing in the final group of a Rolex Series event.”