Rounds of 68 and 67 gave the 26-year-old the third and last spot from the Final Qualifying competition at Hollinwell on June 29.
His first Open Championship now follows a year on from a spectacular start to his European Tour career. In only his second tournament he was runner-up to Joel Stalter at the Euram Bank Open in Austria – an event played in the week that The Open was scheduled for until the pandemic caused a one-year postponement.
Mansell might even have won it, missing a one-foot putt to tie the lead on the 15th, bogeying the next and losing by two.
In 2017, while at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, he represented Europe in the annual Arnold Palmer Cup college match against the United States. Viktor Hovland was a team-mate and Collin Morikawa among the opposition.
He turned professional on graduating, came second on the 2019 EuroPro circuit and then fourth on the 2020 Challenge Tour, posting another second place at November’s Andalucia Challenge.
His best finish on the main circuit so far this year was joint 12th in May’s Canary Islands Championship, where he was only two behind eventual runaway winner Garrick Higgo with a round to go.