MARK Young’s Open Championship adventure is over after he finished four over par after two memorable rounds of golf at St Andrews.

Despite failing to make the cut on his Open debut, the Clitheroe Golf Club ace will certainly remember his time at the iconic golfing venue.

Just has he had done in the opening round, the 33-year-old posted a two over par 74.

Once again, he got off to a steady start, parring the opening three holes before dropping a shot at the fourth - just as he had done on Friday.

Young, who moved to Clitheroe from Longridge Golf Club after previously playing at Stonyhurst, had to wait until mid-afternoon rather then mid-morning to tee off due to a rain delay.

He birdied the seventh and the 10th to give him an outside chance of making the cut but dropped shots at the 11th, 14th and 16th brought his adventure to an end.

Meanwhile, Danny Willett set a testing clubhouse target then revealed he was soon brought back to earth by his mother.

Willett is 41 under par for his last 10 rounds on the Old Course at St Andrews after adding a 69 to his opening 66 to finish nine under par, two shots ahead of Scotland’s Marc Warren and former Masters champions Zach Johnson and Adam Scott.

But while the vicar’s son from Sheffield is rightly entertaining thoughts of becoming the first English winner of the Open since Nick Faldo in 1992, his mother Elizabeth kept Willett’s feet planted firmly on the ground.

“I just had a text message off my mum saying well done, you’ve made the cut,” he said.

“I’m sure there will be a few messages, I can feel my phone buzzing a little bit right now. But it might be a case tonight of turning the phone off and having a little bit of quiet time.”

After play was suspended for more than three hours due to torrential rain flooding the course, Willett carded birdies on the second, fifth and ninth to reach the turn in 33, before another birdie on the 10th gave him a three-shot lead as Johnson dropped shots on the 11th and 12th.

Three-putt bogeys on the 15th and 17th cut the gap to a single shot, but Willett took advantage of the downwind 18th to drive to the edge of the green and pitched to eight feet for a closing birdie.

“I looked at the leaderboard on 11 and knew we were three in front,” added Willett, whose best finish in a major is a share of 15th at Muirfield in 2013.

“It’s a childhood dream and looking up there it’s still a little bit surreal, but something I’m going to have to get used to, otherwise no point in being up there.