WILTSHIRE’S hopes of a return to the English county finals were dashed in the South West qualifier at Royal North Devon.

The 2011 and 2012 national champions finished bottom of the six-team event at South West Week as Cornwall claimed the region's place at the finals, which will take place at the same venue, in September.

With only one of two scheduled rounds possible in the event, Wiltshire carded a combined 33 over par for their six-strong team, Cumberwell Park’s Ben Stow and Marlborough’s England U18 champion Ben Amor the best of their scorers with three-under-par 75s.