British Mid-Amateur Champion Matt Cryer will not be joining this year's mass exodus of top Amateurs to the professional ranks after missing out on a place in the final stages of the Q School for the European Tour.
Having made it through comfortably to the second stage of the 14 round qualification process, Cryer was disappointed with his form in Spain last weekend.
"It was fine before I went, and in a couple of practice rounds. Come the event and I am hitting it all over the place," said Cryer,"My short game was good, but that's it.
"I went up the range yesterday evening, after I got back, and it's fine again. I need to find out what was wrong."
Cryer's four round total of 294 was 12 shots too many at Costa Ballena. A second round 70 gave him hope but finishing 75 then 76 dropped him out of contention for a place at San Roque this week.
Also missing out was Midland Order of Merit Champion Matt Morris (Hatchford Brook). Morris also put himself in the shake-up after a second round 70 but needed to break par in his last two rounds to go through.
He finished four shots back from qualification with a total of 290 at the Sherry Golf Club, a venue where Leicestershire's top Amateur Gary Boyd was second with 278.
Cryer will now wait to find out his EGU commitments for 2008, which are likely to be even more than in 2007 as he is very much one of England's Amateur elite.