Duntocher professional golfer John Henry came agonisingly close to winning his first professional tournament, losing a play-off at the Grenke Championship at Cumberwell Park in Wiltshire.

Henry played some of his best golf of his career, and was sixth heading into the final day.

And a strong back nine on the last day, which included four birdies and an eagle put him top of the leaderboard as he headed into the clubhouse.

But Neil Raymond birdied the last two holes to draw level with Henry and force a play-off.

They both birdied the first play-off hole, returning to the 18th for the second additional hole and this time Raymond put his approach to within a few feet of the flag, while Henry was some 20 feet out.

The Scot saw his first putt race past the hole and though he made par coming back, Raymond took advantage and sunk a birdie to claim victory.

And while disappointed to lose the play-off, he was glad to put in a consistent performance, after missing the last four cuts and win £6,000.

He said: “I feel pretty good, I got a great score on Friday with seven under. Obviously I wanted to win but I’m still happy with the second place.

“It’s the best I’ve played and definitely the best finish I’ve had. Three good rounds, two bogeys in total for the three rounds and an eagle.”

He now moves up to eighth in the order of merit, with the top five finishers qualifying for the Challenge Tour.

Henry takes part in the next leg of the competition which is the Dawson and Sanderson Classic in Northumberland, and Henry has made the cut after finishing par over the first two days.

He will then try his luck at qualifying for the Scottish Open at Kilmarnock.

The two-round event starts on Saturday, and the top four players will secure a spot at the Scottish Open, which is being held at the Dundonald Links at Troon next week on Thursday.