Wearside professional golfer James Simpson missed the cut at the Sky Sports Tour Championship held at the Oceanico Faldo Course this week.

The Algarve based tournament was the season final of the Europro season, in which Simpson finished 51st.

The tournament winner, Adam Chapman, shot 9 under par over three rounds to clinch his challenge tour spot for next season.

After lying five over par after the 1st round, it was an uphill task for Simpson.

His second round led to a six over 78, including just one birdie on the par 5 6th.

The last round was much better for Simpson – shooting a 75 with two birdies and an eagle – but by then it was too late.

Simpson finished the tournament tied 51st leaving him 23rd overall in the 2017 race to Amendoeira, narrowly missing out on a challenge tour spot for the 2018 season