DERRY Hill’s Jordan Smith cut a frustrated figure for large parts of his final round at the BMW PGA Championship as he shot two over par to slip down the leaderboard.

Having finished with back-to-back birdies on the final two holes of Saturday, the 24-year-old was in a fine position to attack the top 20 heading into the final day of his debut tournament at Wentworth.

However, having recovered from a bogey on the par-four fifth with an eagle on the very next hole, Smith’s round started to come apart towards the end of the opening nine holes.

Smith failed with up and downs on seven, eight and nine to end up going out in a two-over-par 37.

The Bowood golfer recovered and returned to one over for the day with a beauty of a putt on the par-three 14th.

However, missed putts on 15 and 17 saw him fall backwards again.

As the heavens opened in Surrey, Smith was able to put a smile on his face and the faces of his travelling supporters as he went close to securing an eagle on the last, but his third shot spun agonisingly past the pin and he had to settle for a birdie to finish the tournament level par overall.

"I feel pretty disappointed, to be honest," said Smith.

"I didn't play particularly well. I had a couple of good holes but give me half an hour to reflect on it and it has been a pretty good week overall.

"I missed a couple of greens in the wrong spots, didn't get up and down and was maybe just putting a bit too much pressure on myself, but that's life.

“On the 18th, it sounded, from the crowd, like it went close (to an eagle), but it was nice to finish with a birdie and finish the week on a bit of a high.

“I’ll reflect on my first time here and it will have been a pretty decent week and I loved it.

“I had a lot of support out there and I really enjoyed the whole week.”

Smith now turns his attention to the US Open qualifiers at Walton Heath tomorrow and says that he is feeling in good nick as he continues to enjoy his debut year on the European Tour.

“I’ve now got to head to Walton Heath tomorrow for 36 holes for the US Open qualifier and then I fly to Sweden in the early hours of Wednesday,” he added.

“I’m feeling in good shape heading into tomorrow. I just need to rest up, get some food and I’ll be away.”