Martin Le Mesurier made no excuses after returning home from Final Tour School empty-handed last week.

He missed the four-round cut in Spain by ten shots and admitted: "It's the worst I've played all year.

"The courses at Emporda and Pals were set up so easy, They were short, there was no wind and they were there for the taking. And I blew it.

"There were no excuses. I got a bad start, a 77 on the first day, but at five over I believed I could get it back.

"After a second round 65 I was on course, then I hit a couple of bad shots early in my third round and negative thoughts got into my head. I lost my rhythm and my concentration and just when I needed to play well, the belief wasn't there any more."

The 26-year-old Brokenhurst Manor golfer had gone off to the second stage of qualifying school two weeks ago and qualified in the top ten with another Hampshire player, Steve Cowle from Blacknest.

"We roomed together at Final School," said Le Mesurier, "and we both felt the same way after missing out on the cut. It seemed as though we'd been down in Spain forever. The five-day wait between PQ2 and the final didn't do much for our state of mind.

"Maybe in my case I'm overgolfed after playing a full season on the Euro- ProTour. I certainly aim to do things differently next season."

Le Mesurier has guaranteed that already.

His top three finish in the EuroProTour order of merit qualifies him to play in most of the European Challenge Tour events next year.

"Ideally I would like to emulate my old Hampshire team-mate Matt Blackey and make my card through finishing in the top 15," says the Blackfield-based player.

"But even failing that, if I can get into the top 45 it means I bypass the first and second stages of tour school and go straight into the final."

Le Mesurier reaps another benefit of his high finish on the ProTour with an invite to play the Mauritius Open next week. "I'll just let the sun wash over me and try and forget last week," he says with a rueful smile.