Eddie Pepperell fired an outstanding final round of 65 to finish tied seventh in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
The Abingdon man began the final day on six-under par and shot eight birdies and a bogey to finish seven-under par for the day and 13-under for the tournament.
The 26-year-old’s finest moment came when he carded four consecutive birdies from the fifth hole.
A bogey followed on the 11th but Pepperell responded with a three-birdie blitz on the 14th, 15th and 16th holes of the St Andrews course.
It was a strong finish that lifted the world 184 to 49th in the Race to Dubai.
Pepperell began the tournament on Thursday in steady fashion by finishing the first round at Carnoustie on level par.
But he steadily improved on the Kingsbarns and St Andrews courses to register rounds of 69 on days two and three.
The Frilford Heath member finished on a 13-under par total of 275, placing him in a five-way tie for seventh and 11 shots behind the winner.
His prize-money of €93,955 should guarantee him a spot at the end-of-season Dubai World Championship.
Tyrrell Hatton became the first man to retain the championship title after clinching the title by three shots with a six-under par final round.
Pepperell tees off at the Italian Open in Milan today (Thursday).