EDDIE Pepperell’s excellent result at the British Masters has lifted him to match his career-high ranking.

The Abingdon golfer’s share of second place at Hillside took him up five places to 33rd in the world.

It was the same mark he reached when winning last season’s event at Walton Heath.

The result also had a big impact on his placing in the European Tour, climbing to 41st despite playing most of his golf this season in North America.

Pepperell is back on the other side of the Atlantic this week, at the US PGA Championships.



Wicks Cup (Bogey): 1 D Willoughby 0=0 (cb), 2 T Brennan 0=0, 3 A Wells 1 down.

Midweek stableford: 1 M Tippett 37pts, 2 A Bennett 37, 3 R Budgen 32.

Club matches: North Oxford 3, Burford 2. Seniors: North Oxford 3, Stowe 3.

Ladies’ Stableford 5 – Silver Div: 1 M Rhymes 32pts. Bronze Div: 1 H Hagger 31. High Bronze Div: 1 H Lane 26.

Stableford Finals Cup – Silver Div: 1 M Rhymes 32pts, 2 S Stewart 18. Bronze Div: 1 H Hagger 31, 2 L Watkins 29. High Bronze Div: 1 H Lane 26, 2 J Jones 24.