Golf – British Masters 2018: Eddie Pepperell Wins
Britain’s Eddie Pepperell won his 2nd European Tour title with a two-shot triumph at the British Masters.
The 27-year-old took a three-shot lead into the last day at Walton Heath, and finished off the win via carding a level-standard 72 to complete on nine under.
Triumph implies Pepperell, who additionally won the Qatar Masters in February, will break into the world’s best 35 out of the blue.
Eddie Pepperell had some great saves today, only a few holes ago he made par from outside the green, but he’s running out of them. Bogey-bogey and only one shot better than Alexander Björk now, who’s also having save after save. Two holes left. #BritishMasters
— JJ’s Slice (@JJ_Slice) October 14, 2018
Pepperell completed two shots in front of playing accomplice Alexander Bjork of Sweden, who checked a one-under-standard 71 to wrap up.
Australia’s Lucas Herbert and England’s Jordan Smith completed a further two shots back, with 2002 victor and competition have Justin Rose eighth on three under.
Pepperell’s overnight lead was decreased to only a solitary stroke when Bjork finished the front nine out of 34 and the Englishman three-putted the ninth – the hole at which he had a hole-in-one on the opening day.
Eddie Pepperell is top class, love the confidence and his twitter is always entertaining! Hope he holds on for the win @PepperellEddie
— Ross Kilvington (@Kilvington91) October 14, 2018
In any case, he moved three clear again on the tenth in the wake of holing a bird from 122 yards.
More entertainment was to pursue when Pepperell dropped shots on the fourteenth and fifteenth, slicing his prompt a solitary shot, before Bjork came up short the eighteenth enabling Pepperell to spare par from a fortification and seal triumph.
Hard not to root for Eddie Pepperell. Tremendous character that goes against the PC life of a professional golfer. Love the no hat sponsor look too.#BritishMasters
— Barry Havenga (@LooseImpediment) October 14, 2018
And also an ascent on the planet rankings, Pepperell’s win will have nearly promised him a Masters make a big appearance in April 2019.
The main 50 toward the year’s end meet all requirements for the primary major of the year at Augusta.
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