MARTYN Thompson today took a trip down memory lane when he walked the 18th fairway at Carnoustie on the final day of The Open.

Thompson, who played all four rounds at the famous Scottish links in 1999, was caddying for Wales's Rhys Enoch.

The Parkstone Golf Club head professional helped 30-year-old Enoch make the cut, just like he had 19 years previously as a qualifier.

Thompson finished in a tie for 72nd in one of golf’s toughest majors, which was won by Paul Lawrie after Jean van de Velde had blown his chances at the final hole.

On bag duties on this occasion, Thompson helped Enoch claim a place in the top 70 after he had carded a four-round total of seven-over-par.

After an opening day 74, Enoch produced a level par 71 on Friday – a total which proved enough to earn him a spot inside the cut line.

He signed for a third-round 70 on Saturday – his best score of the tournament – before ending with a 76 on the final day.

Formerly of Canford Magna, Thompson has been head professional at Parkstone since 2001 and also coaches the Bournemouth University team.