Callum Shinkwin has all but regained his European Tour card for the 2020 season after securing a second successive top-10 finish.

The Watford-born golfer lost his full playing rights last year, but moved back into the all-important leading 110 places in the Race to Dubai standings by finishing fifth at the KLM Open last month.

The Moor Park-attached professional took another sizeable step forward by coming in a tie for 10th At the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday, rising up the rankings another 23 places to now sit in 85th.

The unique tournament is staged over three famous links courses in Scotland and Shinkwin scored steadily over the first two days, ending his rounds at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns on four-under-par.

But it was at St Andrews’ Old Course where the 26-year-old made his big move on Saturday, shooting a nine-under-par 63 before backing this up with a round of 67 over the same 18 holes in the final round to finish on 18-under, four shots behind winner Victor Perez.

Moor Park honorary member Matt Wallace saved his best round for last at the championship, firing a seven-under 65 on the Old Course on Sunday to finish in an eight-way tie for 15th on 17-under.

The world number 25, who remains fourth in the Race to Dubai standings, had previously opened up with a round of 70 at Carnoustie, shot 68 at Kingsbarns on Friday before another 68 at St Andrews the following day.