Jersey golfer Olivia Jordan-Higgins bogeyed two of her last four holes as she missed the chance to win her first Symetra Tour event of the season.
She had a share of the lead going into the 15th hole at the Fuccillo Championships in New York.
However she fell back to six under to finish in a tie for ninth, still her best result of the season.
It has been a mixed year for Jordan-Higgins, who missed the cut in three of her previous six tournaments.
Each year the top 10 on the American Symetra Tour earn an LPGA card, though the Channel Islander is currently 71st on this season's money list.