From the European Senior Tour
The South African teed it up in the final group on L’Albatros Course, host course for The 2018 Ryder Cup, after a superb second round six under par 65, but finished three shots behind winner Magnus P Atlevi after a level par final round of 71.
The two-time European Tour winner, who is currently 18th on the European Senior Tour Order of Merit, felt it was an opportunity missed at Le Golf National, but can take confidence after finishing 11th or better in his last four events on the over-50s circuit, including a tied third finish at the Willow Senior Golf Classic.
“You come back stronger from things like these,” said Kingston. “I’m waiting for it to happen for me on the Senior Tour, it’s just a question of when.
“Hopefully it won’t be too long until I win again.
“I’m a little disappointed. I hit the ball unbelievably well in my warm up but, during the round, I never got out of first gear.
“I made some crucial mistakes and didn’t take advantage of my opportunities.
“But at the start of the week, I’d have taken a top five finish.”