Fulham golfer Harry Bloomfield watched his dreams of cup glory in Tenerife run away into the Spanish sunset this week.
Bloomfield and his golf partner Robert Cramsie finished ninth in the Audi Quattro World Final in Los Cabos, despite being three shots off the lead going into the final day.
Despite the good start and enchanting views, the pair faded in the second day of the two-day contest, struggling with the speedy Spanish greens to finish with a total of 55-points - nine behind the Swedish winners.
"The course had fantastic views, but it played tough," said Bloomfield.
"There were no weak holes and it was a proper challenge.
"I just couldn't get to grips with the seriously fast greens."
Bloomfield and Cramsie were hoping to step into the shoes of last year's winners, Mike Williams and Edward Greenhalgh from Kensington.
But the standard has apparently risen, and although the Bloomfield-Cramsie partnership saw off everyone else in England after a number of qualifying rounds, ninth from 59 worldwide competing teams wasn't the worst result.
"Overall a very good standard of golfers - and I was surprised by the amount of single figured handicappers," Bloomfield said.
The Audio Quattro Cup started with 75,000 entrants last September.