Steven Bottomley was playing in just his second Open when he held the clubhouse lead during the fourth round in 1995.
Bottomley was the only player to shoot below 70 on a sunny Sunday at St Andrews but finished a stroke off a play-off with Costantino Rocca and eventual winner John Daly at 5-under-par.
Remarkably that was the only occasion Bottomley stayed for the duration at The Open, having fallen short of the cut in the year in which he turned professional in 1987, and then again in 1996 and 1997.
Prior to earning his spot for the 1995 Open as a qualifier, Bottomley had one just professional win to his name, which came at the Swedish PGA Championship on the 1992 Challenge Tour.
His only other success came at the Open Novotel Perrier in 1996, where he and Jonathan Lomas combined to win a pairs tournament which had been won by Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal just a year earlier.
A winner of the English Schools' Championship in his youth, Bottomley was a county-level swimmer prior to his first swing of a club at the age of 12.