EDDIE Pepperell will be hoping his better form continues to improve at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

The Abingdon golfer reached the final round of a European Tour event for the first time this season at last week’s NBO Oman Open.

Pepperell showed promising signs in carding 15 birdies, but dropped shots continued to hinder his progress as he went on to finish joint 44th on one under par.

The 27-year-old teed off in Doha at 4am (GMT), with fellow Englishmen Paul Waring and Richard Bland.