Paul Broadhurst and Barry Lane have earned returns to Royal Lytham & St Annes after finishing top of the field at St Annes Old Links; one of four venues used for Open Championship LFQ.

Former Ryder Cup player 46-year-old Broadhurst finished at the top of the 72-man field after shooting a 7-under-par total of 137. 

Finishing just one shot back, was fellow countryman Barry Lane with rounds of 68 and 70.

Lane finished tied second with 21-year-old Argentinean Rafael Echenique who will make his first Major appearance. 

At Hillside, Dale Whitnell topped the leaderboard with an impressive 9-under-par total of 135 around a tough course that only saw 11 players out of the 72-man starting field finish under par.

Finishing one shot behind Whitnell was Warren Bennett.The final qualifier at Hillside was England’s Steven Tiley.

LFQ at West Lancashire took a play-off to decide the final two spots, as American Scott Pinckney and Steven O’Hara emerged victorious. O’Hara took five play-off holes to finally seal his Open debut.

New Zealand’s Steven Alker topped the field at West Lancashire, posting rounds of 69 and 68.

Lastly was Southport & Ainsdale, where a play-off again decided the final elusive Open places.

Denmark’s Morten Orum Madsen had finished outright leader on 8-under-par.

Coming through the play-off was local professional from Royal Liverpool Ian Keenan and Scotland’s Elliot Saltman. 

These 12 qualifiers join the other competitors at Royal Lytham & St Annes from 19-22 July.

Full results from all four qualifying courses can be viewed on