Matt Wallace now sits top of the Race to Dubai rankings after finishing in a tie of 12th at the US Open.

The Moor Park Golf Club honorary member had gone into the final round at Pebble Beach in a share of ninth, but slipped outside the top 10 after a second successive level par round of 71 to finish the third major of the year on four-under-par, nine shots behind champion Gary Woodland.

That result saw the 29-year-old receive 162 Race to Dubai points, moving him to the top of the standings in the season-long competition to become the European Tour’s top player. It has also moved Wallace up two places in the world rankings to 24th.

Having dropped a shot on the par four second for the fourth day running, Wallace immediately bounced back with a three on the par four third. His round continued to move in a positive direction with further birdies at the par five sixth and par four eighth, only to drop back to four under with a double bogey six at the treacherous ninth.

The Hillingdon-born golfer once again boosted his hopes of a top-10 finish with back-to-back birdies at the par four 13th and par five 14th, but he immediately dropped those two shots with bogey fives at 15 and 16 to finish in a share of 12th place alongside fellow Englishmen Matt Fitzpatrick and Danny Willett and the tournament’s leading amateur, Norway’s Viktor Hovland.

The four-time European Tour winner, who achieved his best major result with a tie for third at last month’s US PGA Championship, is set to be back in action at this week’s BMW International Open in Germany where he will defend the title he won 12 months ago.