WILTSHIRE'S Laurie Canter secured a season-high finish of third in the DP World Tour's Catalunya Championship last week.

The Cumberwell Park member was leading for significant parts of the weekend, but he fell away late on as Spain's Adri Arnaus won the event after defeating South Africa's Oliver Bekker on the sixth play-off hole.

The pair had finished tied on 11 under par and parred the 18th five times in succession in the play-off before the action switched to the 17th, the most difficult hole on the course.

Arnaus was unable to convert a birdie putt from six feet to secure the win in style, but Bekker then saw his par attempt catch the edge of the hole and stay out.

Arnaus began the final round seven shots off the lead but surged through the field with an eagle and five birdies in a flawless 65.

The 27-year-old then faced a lengthy wait to see if anyone could match or surpass his total, with Bekker and Canter both 11 under with two holes to play.

Canter’s chances disappeared with a double-bogey six on the 17th following a wild drive, but Bekker brilliantly saved par by hitting his approach to four feet and another par on the last completed a final round of 72 before he lost in the marathon play-off.