WILTSHIRE’S Laurie Canter looked set to make the cut at the 146th Open Championship after another steady showing at Royal Birkdale today.

The 27-year-old, from the Cumberwell Park club near Bradford on Avon, had an ideal start to the tournament when he carded an impressive level-par in Southport yesterday, to finish tied 40th.

Consistency had proven to be the key to his success so far, as he collected registered a two over-par round of 72.

The day began with plenty of promise when the Cumberwell Park man registered a birdie three on the opening hole, followed by five straight pars.

His scorecard then hit a snag in the shape of a bogey four on the seventh in addition to a bogey five on the ninth.

Being at one over at the half way stage of his second day was a decent showing compared to his last Open experience as an amateur back in 2010, when he was left 16 over-par at Scotland’s St Andrews.

On the back nine there were signs for encouragement as a birdie three on the tenth went someway to repair the damage.

But a pair of bogeys on the par four three 12th and par four 13th, meant the 27-year-old still had to navigate his way around a windy Birkdale.

Canter was able to reduce his score once again with his birdie four on the 15th, but curtailed his progress with a bogey five on his final hole to finish two over-par.