The Open Championship has come to an end for Callum Shinkwin after a tough morning in very difficult conditions at Royal Birkdale.

The Bushey golfer was four-over-par after yesterday’s opening round of 74 and followed it up with an eight-over 78 to finish his second major on 12-over-par.

In cool temperatures and with the wind increasingly blowing around 20mph – and gusting in excess of that – from a south-easterly direction across the Southport links, all bar a handful of this morning’s starters have, or look set to, break the par score of 70.

The Moor Park Golf Club professional, who qualified for his second Open after missing out in a play-off at last week’s Scottish Open, was in the fifth group to get the second round under way and he made a good start, with par on the first five holes.

However, a triple bogey seven on the sixth saw the 24-year-old drop to plus-seven, but his response was a positive one with a birdie on the par three seventh.

The par 10th was costly to Shinkwin yesterday as he made double bogey and the outcome was the same today, followed by another six at the 11th.

A birdie three at 16 got the former English Amateur champion back to nine-over for the tournament, but a seven and a five saw him drop three more shots on the closing two holes.