WIRRAL golfer Matthew Dodd-Berry will tee it up in The Open for the first time after he came through final qualifying at West Lancashire Golf Club. 

Dodd-Berry and Sam Horsfield finished on six-under-par meaning they both earned their place in The 152nd Open at Royal Troon.
The Royal Liverpool member was followed by a large home support and a birdie at the last generated the biggest cheer of the day as he booked his place at Royal Troon to the delight of family and friends.
The former Wirral Grammar student will be joined by Daniel Brown and Misahiro Kawawura, who finished tied for third place one shot back on five-under.
Two-time Open runner-up Sergio Garcia missed out on qualifying at the Lancashire links for the second year-in-a-row after falling short and finishing on the three-under mark alongside Carlos Ortiz and Mexican amateur Omar Morales.  

Dodd-Berry said: "It’s the greatest moment of my career and it’s everything that I’ve been working towards, even though I should have probably done it a year earlier and played at Royal Liverpool. I’m really excited to get to Troon.
“The support today from everyone was incredible, it’s like a little corner of the Wirral here. They’ve always been there for me, asking me how I’m getting on and cheering for me. My dad has been a huge influence on my life and has helped to develop in my game both on and off the course, so it’s great that he was here to see it."