Posted on October 14 2018
Impressive hole in one by Pepperell!!!
Pepperell produced a number of clutch par saves in the murky, wet conditions at Walton Heath and also holed out for his fourth eagle of the tournament at the 10th before overcoming back-to-back bogeys down the stretch, his closing 72 enough to earn a two-stroke victory on nine under par.
Pepperell's overnight three-shot lead was whittled down to just one when Julien Guerrier holed a mammoth putt for eagle at the third, and the leader had to dig deep to keep himself in front as he scrambled pars at each of the first two holes.
But Guerrier's challenge then hit the buffers when he bogeyed the fourth and doubled the next after taking two attempts to escape a greenside bunker, and the round soon developed into a duel between Pepperell and playing-partner Bjork.
However, after another clutch putt for par at the eighth, Pepperell finally dropped a shot at the short ninth when he three-putted from 50 feet to see his advantage reduced to a single stroke heading into the back nine.
Bjork then pulled his drive at the last into the left rough before Pepperell made his best swing of the day and striped a driver straight down the middle, and although he tugged his approach into a greenside trap, he splashed out to five feet and rattled in the putt while Bjork was unable to save his par.