Irish golfer Shane Lowry finished second at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in Spain following a final round charge saw him card a -5, 66.
Lowry finished four shots off eventual winner and tournament host Sergio Garcia, who picked up his third straight victory in this competition.
Poor weather meant that the tournament had to run into Monday and it was reduced to a 54 hole competition as a result, with Lowry heading into the final day on -3.
Looking for his fourth European title and his first win in three years, Lowry began well picking up three birdies on the front nine but truly came into life as he began the back nine.
The Offaly man birdied 10, 11 and 12 to put him within touching distance of the leader Garcia, but a double-bogey on the 15th hole halted his final round surge.
He finished strongly with a birdie to remain in outright second two shots ahead of Finland’s Mirko Korhonen and England’s Ashley Chesters.
Fellow Irish golfer Gavin Moynihan also produced a tremendous final round 66 to finish on -3 and a share of eighth place at Real Club Valderrama.
Padraig Harrington finished the tournament on +6 after a final round 73 in what proved to be a difficult weekend for the three-time major winner in Spain.