David Horsey was focusing on the positives after he recorded his best European Tour finish in nearly four years at the 2021 ISPS HANDA World Invitational presented by Modest! Golf Management.
The Englishman entered the final day at Galgorm Castle Golf Club one shot off the lead but led by two at the turn before finding water on the 11th and 13th to slip back.
He stood on the tee at the last knowing a birdie on the par five would see him claim his fifth European Tour title and first in nearly six years but it was not to be as a lost ball off the tee led to a bogey and a runner-up finish.
But Horsey was glad to see things moving in the right direction as he makes changes to his game, and is hopeful he can soon get back to challenging on a regular basis.
The future is bright and while I'm obviously disappointed not to win I've got to take the positives and move on to next week
"It's interesting because when you get into that situation, that's when you really find out where you're at with the changes and that sort of thing.
"I need a little bit more time but the future is bright and while I'm obviously disappointed not to win I've got to take the positives and move on to next week.
"My goal really now is to try and become more consistent. That's why I made these changes and I know my game. I'll get up to Scotland on Tuesday and I'll be the same player.
"I've just got to keep holing the putts and try and trust it a little bit more."