Matt Wallace finished in a tie for 51st place at the Open Championship on Sunday.

Moor Park's former professional made the cut at Royal Portrush after featuring in one of the star groups alongside three-time winner Tiger Woods.

Following a two-over-par first round of 73, Wallace began round two by quickly recovering from a bogey four at the third with a birdie three at the next hole.

The 29-year-old, who failed to make the weekend at his only previous Open appearance last year, played par golf before birdies at the par five 12th and par four 14th moved him the right side of expected cut line, only to immediately drop the wrong side of it again with bogeys at the par four 15th and par three 16th.

With his hopes in the balance, Wallace responded with a birdie three at 17 before a par at the last to complete a one-under-par second round of 70 and leave him in a tie for 58th heading into the final two rounds in County Antrim. Playing partner Woods missed the cut on six-over-par.

Wallace was unable to find any momentum during Saturday's third round as he mixed three birdies with four bogeys for a one-over-par 72.

The four-time European Tour winner avoided the worst of the stormy weather on Sunday as he finished his week with another 72.

Birdies at the fourth hole and the par-five seventh sent him out in 34 but a frustrating back nine saw him drop shots on the tenth, 13th and 14th hole.

Callum Shinkwin fared better after finishing in a share of 41st.

The Moor Park professional made the cut for the first time in three appearances at the Open.

Shinkwin had shot a one-under-par 70 in the first round, but his margin for error with regard to making the weekend disappeared following a double bogey six at the eighth and another dropped shot at the par four 11th.

However, the Watford-born golfer’s response was impressive with a superb eagle three at 12 followed by a birdie two at the next hole to ensure he fired an even-par second round of 71.

Shinkwin struggled in the third round as a four-over-par 75 saw him tumble down the leaderboard.

A bogey on the third was countered by birdies at the fifth and seventh hole.

However, he faltered on the back nine, dropping shots at the 11th, 12th, 14th and 17th hole.

An impressive one-under-par 70 in the final round helped him climb up 20 places as other golfers frittered away shots in the wind and rain.

Shinkwin went out in level par after birdies at the second and seventh alongside bogeys at the fifth and ninth.

The 26-year-old kept a clean card on the back nine and a birdie at the par-five 12th helped him finish strongly in Northern Ireland.

Shane Lowry delighted the Irish fans as he eased to a six-shot victory on 15-under-par for his maiden major victory.

Wallace is back in action this week with the world number 25 competing in the WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational in Memphis.