India's Shiv Kapur battled miserable cold and wet conditions in Dunbar on Tuesday to qualify for the British Open later this month at Muirfield.

Kapur, 31, is into only his second Open Championship appearance after finishing the joint second leading qualifier at the Dunbar course to the east of Edinburgh.

It was one of four courses hosting qualifying and with the New Delhi-born Kapur among 288 players seeking to grab the three spots on offer at each course.

Kapur, who last competed in the 2006 Open won by Tiger Woods at Hoylake, got off to a brilliant start when he eagled the second hole in the morning 18 holes. He ended up posting a one under par 69 and after a short lunch break Kapur came back out to set a new course record of a six under par 64.

However the record lasted just over an hour before Australia's John Wade shot a 63 and to join Kapur in qualifying for golf's oldest Major.

Kapur capped his second round with five birdies over his closing 10 holes.

"It's a great feeling to get through," said Kapur. " …I played beautifully this afternoon. In fact I felt I left a lot of shots out there but I suppose that's what everybody says."

The 142nd British Open will commence on July 18 at the Muirfield course.

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