Lucas Herbert's 2019 European Tour campaign hasn't gone to plan, but Sunday's final round of the Irish Open might be the turning point for the 23-year-old.
Herbert fired a superb five-under par 65 to lift himself 10 places on the leaderboard and into a tie for 55th.
As a result he moved up one place to 112th in the European Tour's Race to Dubai rankings.
The top 110 players at the end of the season earn a tour card for 2020.
Herbert's final round at Lahinch Golf Club was the equal-third best of the day, with tournament winner Jon Rahm posting the best score an eight-under par 62.
The key to Herbert's round was minimising mistakes. It was the only round of the tournament he didn't post a double-bogey.
In seven of his past 10 rounds on the European Tour, Herbert has made at least one double or triple bogey.
Herbert finished the tournament at even-par, with his third round seven-over par 77 proving costly.
The Neangar Park product now heads to this week's Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick.
It's Herbert's final chance to qualify for The Open Championship the following week at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.
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