Duntocher golfer Scott Henry secured the last place for today’s Scottish Open at Dundonald Links after receiving a sponsor’s invitation to the tournament.

The Scot had agonisingly missed out in the 36-hole qualifier at the neighbouring Barassie course in Kilmarnock, where he had been sitting second overnight.

But following a poor second day, Henry slipped to 22nd, scoring 78.

The 30-year-old ended a run of 14 straight missed cuts this season as he finished joint 10th behind Argentine Andres Romero in the BMW International Open in Munich last month, marking his best performance on the European Tour since just missing out on getting into a play-off in the 2013 at Gleneagles.

However he found himself out of contention for the next three European Tour events, and instead played in Aviemore on a Challenge Tour event.

But Henry is one of 12 Scots to take part in the competition which starts today, and finishes on Sunday.

Scott’s brother John was, however, not lucky enough to secure a place, finishing tied 17th at the Barassie course at the weekend, with only the top four qualifying.

Dalmuir Golf Club’s Stewart Savage also missed out on a chance to play at the Scottish Open.