Kiwi darts player Cody Harris has failed to secure an automatic tour card after day one of the Professional Darts Corporation [PDC] Qualifying School in Wigan.
Harris is looking to become New Zealand's first professional darts player by competing against more than 600 competitors fighting for one of 33 two-year tour cards at the Qualifying School.
The PDC gives darts players from around the world the chance to win a tour card to join the professional circuit at schools in Wigan, England or Hildesheim, Germany.
After having a first-round bye, the 32-year-old breezed past Jim Mokovette 5-1 in the second but was unable to get past Eddie Dootson in the third, losing 5-4.
The father of five will have three more days to try win a tour card with 30 more places still up for grabs between the Wigan and Hildesheim schools.
Over the four day event, eight tour cards are guaranteed for the Wigan event, while four are guaranteed for the Hildesheim school. The remaining 21 cards will be determined off ranking points, which are earned with every win.
Dutchman Jeffrey de Zwaan won the opening day at the European School while Dootson, who beat Harris in the third round, and Auckland Darts Masters finalist Corey Cadby claimed the two available tour cards up for grabs in Wigan.