Bradley Neil held his nerve on the last green of the Challenge Tour’s Grand Final and holed a knee-knocking par putt of three feet to secure promotion to next year’s European Tour.

The 21-year-old from Blairgowrie, who arrived in Oman in 16th place on the rankings and one spot outside the promotion zone of the top-15, closed with a battling three-under 69 for an eight-under 280 and finished in a share of ninth. That was enough to move Neil into 15th on the final money list and earn a card for the 2018 European Tour.

"It's been a long, long season and it was horrible coming in here in 16th position,” he said. "It is tough to focus on your game in a position like that and you have to be strong mentally.”

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Frenchman Clement Sordet held off fast-finishing Swede Marcus Kinhult to win the Grand Final with a 15-under-par total.

That secured second spot for Sordet behind Finn Tapio Pulkkanen in the rankings while other card winners included American Chase Koepka, the younger brother of US Open champion Brooks.

Also among the graduates was Spaniard Scott Fernandez, whose great granny came from Glasgow and regards himself as "a quarter Scottish".