EDDIE Pepperell could not repeat his second and third round heroics in the final 18 holes of the US PGA Championship yesterday.

A trio of birdies in the closing five holes sealed a three-under-par 67 in the third round for the Abingdon golfer, backing up the 66 he finished off earlier on Saturday.

It moved Pepperell into a share of 21st place at Bellerive, Missouri, heading into yesterday’s final round.

But he was unable to hit the same heights, carding a five-over round of 75 to slip right down the leaderboard.

Pepperell, who was playing with fellow Brit and Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter, opened with four pars.

But he then dropped three shots in two holes with a double-bogey at the fifth, followed by another bogey at the next to slip out of the chasing pack.

The Frilford Heath member fought back with three pars, only to then drop another shot on the tenth.

A birdie at the par-three 13th stopped the 27-year-old’s slide, but he was unable to pick up any further shots.

And a disappointing round ended poorly with bogeys at the final two holes, which left him at level par for the tournament and in a share of 59th place.