Devon amateur at the Open

North Devon amateur golfer, Jimmy Mullen, has qualified for the Open Championship.

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Mullen reflects on his Open success

North Devon amateur golfer Jimmy Mullen has been described as one of the best young players in England after finishing ahead of many household names at the recent Open championships.

The teenager from East-the-Water made the halfway cut in the competition, better than former world number ones Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald.

Our correspondent Seth Conway went to meet him back at his home course:

Mullen two shots behind his amateur rival

Jimmy Mullen finishes his round on day three of the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield. Credit: Owen Humphreys / PA Wire

North Devon's Jimmy Mullen completed his third round at the Open with a four-over-par 75 for an 11-over-par total.

The 19-year-old is just two shots adrift of Matthew Fitzpatrick, his rival for the top amateur's prize at Muirfield.

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Devon golfer tees off to a good start at The Open

Jimmy Mullen playing in The Open today at Muirfield, Scotland. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

19 year-old Jimmy Mullen finished on level par after a round of 71. The West Country's big Open hopeful is from East-the-Water near Bideford, Devon, and trains at the Royal North Devon Golf Club in Westward Ho!, England's oldest course.

Aged 19, Mullen is one of the The Open's youngest-ever players. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
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