European Tour

Sky Sports British Masters 2018

October 11-14

Walton Heath Golf Club, Walton-on-the-Hill, England

£3,000,000

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October 11-14

Walton Heath Golf Club, Walton-on-the-Hill, England

£3,000,000

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Round 2

Pepperell powers into Sky Sports British Masters lead

October 12, 2018

Eddie Pepperell strode into a commanding halfway lead at the Sky Sports British Masters after the Englishman carded a three under second round 69 to move three strokes clear at Walton Heath, where tournament host Justin Rose signed for a level par 72 to ensure he is playing at the weekend.

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“It was pretty good today I would say. It was pretty chilly this morning and it's a long drive out to the tenth tee, and it felt a bit of a lonely place out there, so it could have gone either way for me, like it did for a lot of guys."

“I was kind of relieved to get my score in a decent spot early in the round because I didn't feel like I was playing very well. Three under is a good score and I'm very happy with it."

“My short game and my putting has been very good, but my short game has been been for quite a while now. I didn't putt well last week and I never do on slow greens but I tend to putt better on quick greens – I'm focussing less on hitting the ball and more on stroking it down the line."

Having claimed his maiden European Tour win at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters earlier this year, Pepperell is chasing his second title of a breakthrough season – the 27 year old currently sits in 11th position on the Race to Dubai.

He has made eight consecutive cuts since July, including runner-up finishes at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and the Portugal Masters, and the Oxford player continued that remarkably consistent form as he overcame the tricky windy conditions to card five birdies en route to an eight under total.

That opened a sizable gap at the top, with three-time winner this season Matt Wallace in second place on five under after registering a level par 72 not long before play was suspended overnight due to darkness. Frenchman Julien Guerrier was five under through 15 holes before play was called to a halt, while Jordan Smith was in the clubhouse on four under.

“It was a nice way to start," said Wallace. "I think they said the putt was about 85 feet, so that's a nice one for the stats. That 2nd hole is really tough to hit the fairway. The lay-up is tough, and I think it was just brutal anyway today with the wind, especially with how fast the greens are, and the wind buffeting off the side."

“I had a testing four-footer downhill right to left with the wind down out of the right on the first, which I managed to hole, otherwise it might have been off the green. I'm really happy with how I'm playing, though. I felt like I left quite a few shots out there today, so that's a positive."

World Number Two Rose, meanwhile, signed for a level par 72 which will be enough for the 2013 U.S. Open Champion to make the cut after round two concludes on Saturday morning.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-8
67
69
136
T2
Matt Wallace
ENG
-5
67
72
139
T2
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-5
70
-
70
4
Jordan Smith
ENG
-4
71
69
140
T5
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-3
69
72
141
T5
Julian Suri
USA
-3
70
71
141
T5
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-3
74
67
141
T5
Ross Fisher
ENG
-3
69
72
141
T5
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-3
71
70
141
T10
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-2
69
73
142
T10
David Drysdale
SCO
-2
69
73
142
T10
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-2
69
73
142
T10
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-2
69
73
142
T10
Steven Brown
ENG
-2
69
73
142
T10
Trevor Immelman
RSA
-2
69
73
142
T10
Carlos Pigem
ESP
-2
71
-
71
T17
James Morrison
ENG
-1
72
71
143
T17
Paul Dunne
IRL
-1
70
73
143
T17
Tom Lewis
ENG
-1
70
73
143
T17
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-1
72
71
143
T21
Andrew Johnston
ENG
Par
72
72
144
T21
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
Par
72
72
144
T21
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
Par
69
75
144
T21
Lee Slattery
ENG
Par
70
74
144
T21
Matteo Manassero
ITA
Par
72
72
144
T21
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
70
74
144
T21
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
Par
70
74
144
T21
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
Par
67
77
144
T21
Zander Lombard
RSA
Par
72
72
144
T21
Chris Hanson
ENG
Par
75
-
75
T31
Alexander Levy
FRA
1
67
78
145
T31
Andrea Pavan
ITA
1
73
72
145
T31
Gregory Havret
FRA
1
75
70
145
T31
Marcel Siem
GER
1
72
73
145
T31
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
1
71
74
145
T31
Richard McEvoy
ENG
1
68
77
145
T31
Richard Sterne
RSA
1
71
74
145
T31
Scott Jamieson
SCO
1
73
72
145
T31
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
1
72
73
145
T31
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
1
68
-
68
T31
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
73
-
73
T31
Matthew Southgate
ENG
1
69
-
69
T43
Adrien Saddier
SCO
2
73
73
146
T43
Andrew Dodt
AUS
2
73
73
146
T43
Austin Connelly
CAN
2
73
73
146
T43
Brett Rumford
AUS
2
71
75
146
T43
Clement Sordet
FRA
2
69
77
146
T43
Darren Fichardt
RSA
2
73
73
146
T43
David Lipsky
USA
2
68
78
146
T43
Dean Burmester
RSA
2
74
72
146
T43
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
2
74
72
146
T43
Francesco Molinari
ITA
2
73
73
146
T43
Justin Rose
ENG
2
74
72
146
T43
Marcus Fraser
AUS
2
72
74
146
T43
Oliver Farr
WAL
2
73
73
146
T43
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
2
76
70
146
T43
Richie Ramsay
SCO
2
74
72
146
T43
Robert Rock
ENG
2
72
74
146
T43
Shane Lowry
IRL
2
75
71
146
T43
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
2
70
-
70
T61
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
3
74
73
147
T61
Haotong Li
CHN
3
73
74
147
T61
Haydn Porteous
RSA
3
77
70
147
T61
Marc Warren
SCO
3
74
73
147
T61
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
3
68
79
147
T61
Padraig Harrington
IRL
3
73
74
147
T61
Paul Waring
ENG
3
70
77
147
T61
Thomas Aiken
RSA
3
75
72
147
T61
Aaron Rai
ENG
3
73
-
73
T61
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
3
73
-
73
T61
Gavin Green
MAS
3
69
-
69
T61
Lucas Herbert
AUS
3
72
-
72
T61
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
3
74
-
74
T61
Paul O'Hara
SCO
3
72
-
72
T75
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
4
70
78
148
T75
Danny Willett
ENG
4
71
77
148
T75
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
4
73
75
148
T75
Jens Dantorp
SWE
4
72
76
148
T75
Richard Bland
ENG
4
71
77
148
T75
Ryan Fox
NZL
4
75
73
148
T75
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
4
72
76
148
T75
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
4
73
-
73
T83
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
5
75
74
149
T83
Brandon Stone
RSA
5
73
76
149
T83
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
5
74
75
149
T83
Nacho Elvira
ESP
5
73
76
149
T83
Lee Westwood
ENG
5
74
75
149
T83
Martin Kaymer
GER
5
72
77
149
T83
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
5
76
73
149
T83
Oliver Fisher
ENG
5
72
77
149
T83
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
5
74
75
149
T83
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
5
74
75
149
T83
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
5
73
76
149
T83
Pelle Edberg
SWE
5
75
-
75
T95
Ashley Chesters
ENG
6
79
71
150
T95
Bradley Neil
SCO
6
74
76
150
T95
George Coetzee
RSA
6
71
79
150
T95
Peter Hanson
SWE
6
71
79
150
T95
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
6
77
73
150
T95
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
6
76
-
76
T101
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
7
74
77
151
T101
Bradley Dredge
WAL
7
76
75
151
T101
Daniel Brooks
ENG
7
78
73
151
T101
Lasse Jensen
DNK
7
79
72
151
T101
Luke Donald
ENG
7
78
73
151
T101
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
7
73
78
151
T107
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
8
74
78
152
T107
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
8
72
80
152
T107
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
8
75
77
152
T107
Renato Paratore
ITA
8
74
78
152
T107
Robert Coles
ENG
8
75
77
152
T107
Sam Brazel
AUS
8
73
79
152
T107
Jason Scrivener
AUS
8
77
-
77
T114
David Horsey
ENG
9
76
77
153
T114
Jason Norris
AUS
9
78
75
153
T114
Johan Edfors
SWE
9
76
77
153
T114
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
9
79
74
153
T114
Thomas Detry
BEL
9
74
79
153
T114
Ryan Evans
ENG
9
75
-
75
120
Pedro Oriol
ESP
10
80
-
80
T121
David Howell
ENG
11
78
77
155
T121
Chase Koepka
USA
11
72
-
72
123
Daniel Im
USA
12
7
79
86
124
Scott Hend
AUS
13
80
77
157
RET
Chris Wood
ENG
Par
77
-
77
RET
Nino Bertasio
ITA
Par
81
-
81
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R2
Total
1
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-8
69
136
T2
Matt Wallace
ENG
-5
72
139
T2
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-5
-
70
4
Jordan Smith
ENG
-4
69
140
T5
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-3
72
141
T5
Julian Suri
USA
-3
71
141
T5
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-3
67
141
T5
Ross Fisher
ENG
-3
72
141
T5
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-3
70
141
T10
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-2
73
142
T10
David Drysdale
SCO
-2
73
142
T10
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-2
73
142
T10
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-2
73
142
T10
Steven Brown
ENG
-2
73
142
T10
Trevor Immelman
RSA
-2
73
142
T10
Carlos Pigem
ESP
-2
-
71
T17
James Morrison
ENG
-1
71
143
T17
Paul Dunne
IRL
-1
73
143
T17
Tom Lewis
ENG
-1
73
143
T17
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-1
71
143
T21
Andrew Johnston
ENG
Par
72
144
T21
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
Par
72
144
T21
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
Par
75
144
T21
Lee Slattery
ENG
Par
74
144
T21
Matteo Manassero
ITA
Par
72
144
T21
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
74
144
T21
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
Par
74
144
T21
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
Par
77
144
T21
Zander Lombard
RSA
Par
72
144
T21
Chris Hanson
ENG
Par
-
75
T31
Alexander Levy
FRA
1
78
145
T31
Andrea Pavan
ITA
1
72
145
T31
Gregory Havret
FRA
1
70
145
T31
Marcel Siem
GER
1
73
145
T31
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
1
74
145
T31
Richard McEvoy
ENG
1
77
145
T31
Richard Sterne
RSA
1
74
145
T31
Scott Jamieson
SCO
1
72
145
T31
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
1
73
145
T31
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
1
-
68
T31
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
-
73
T31
Matthew Southgate
ENG
1
-
69
T43
Adrien Saddier
SCO
2
73
146
T43
Andrew Dodt
AUS
2
73
146
T43
Austin Connelly
CAN
2
73
146
T43
Brett Rumford
AUS
2
75
146
T43
Clement Sordet
FRA
2
77
146
T43
Darren Fichardt
RSA
2
73
146
T43
David Lipsky
USA
2
78
146
T43
Dean Burmester
RSA
2
72
146
T43
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
2
72
146
T43
Francesco Molinari
ITA
2
73
146
T43
Justin Rose
ENG
2
72
146
T43
Marcus Fraser
AUS
2
74
146
T43
Oliver Farr
WAL
2
73
146
T43
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
2
70
146
T43
Richie Ramsay
SCO
2
72
146
T43
Robert Rock
ENG
2
74
146
T43
Shane Lowry
IRL
2
71
146
T43
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
2
-
70
T61
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
3
73
147
T61
Haotong Li
CHN
3
74
147
T61
Haydn Porteous
RSA
3
70
147
T61
Marc Warren
SCO
3
73
147
T61
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
3
79
147
T61
Padraig Harrington
IRL
3
74
147
T61
Paul Waring
ENG
3
77
147
T61
Thomas Aiken
RSA
3
72
147
T61
Aaron Rai
ENG
3
-
73
T61
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
3
-
73
T61
Gavin Green
MAS
3
-
69
T61
Lucas Herbert
AUS
3
-
72
T61
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
3
-
74
T61
Paul O'Hara
SCO
3
-
72
T75
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
4
78
148
T75
Danny Willett
ENG
4
77
148
T75
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
4
75
148
T75
Jens Dantorp
SWE
4
76
148
T75
Richard Bland
ENG
4
77
148
T75
Ryan Fox
NZL
4
73
148
T75
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
4
76
148
T75
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
4
-
73
T83
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
5
74
149
T83
Brandon Stone
RSA
5
76
149
T83
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
5
75
149
T83
Nacho Elvira
ESP
5
76
149
T83
Lee Westwood
ENG
5
75
149
T83
Martin Kaymer
GER
5
77
149
T83
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
5
73
149
T83
Oliver Fisher
ENG
5
77
149
T83
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
5
75
149
T83
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
5
75
149
T83
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
5
76
149
T83
Pelle Edberg
SWE
5
-
75
T95
Ashley Chesters
ENG
6
71
150
T95
Bradley Neil
SCO
6
76
150
T95
George Coetzee
RSA
6
79
150
T95
Peter Hanson
SWE
6
79
150
T95
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
6
73
150
T95
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
6
-
76
T101
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
7
77
151
T101
Bradley Dredge
WAL
7
75
151
T101
Daniel Brooks
ENG
7
73
151
T101
Lasse Jensen
DNK
7
72
151
T101
Luke Donald
ENG
7
73
151
T101
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
7
78
151
T107
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
8
78
152
T107
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
8
80
152
T107
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
8
77
152
T107
Renato Paratore
ITA
8
78
152
T107
Robert Coles
ENG
8
77
152
T107
Sam Brazel
AUS
8
79
152
T107
Jason Scrivener
AUS
8
-
77
T114
David Horsey
ENG
9
77
153
T114
Jason Norris
AUS
9
75
153
T114
Johan Edfors
SWE
9
77
153
T114
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
9
74
153
T114
Thomas Detry
BEL
9
79
153
T114
Ryan Evans
ENG
9
-
75
120
Pedro Oriol
ESP
10
-
80
T121
David Howell
ENG
11
77
155
T121
Chase Koepka
USA
11
-
72
123
Daniel Im
USA
12
79
86
124
Scott Hend
AUS
13
77
157
RET
Chris Wood
ENG
Par
-
77
RET
Nino Bertasio
ITA
Par
-
81