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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October 13, 2018

Englishman Eddie Pepperell maintained his three shot overnight advantage in the Sky Sports British Masters courtesy of a steady one under par third round of 71, which kept him on course for a wire-to-wire victory at Walton Heath Golf Club.

Pepperell maintains his advantage at Walton Heath, © Getty Images

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The 27 year old reached the turn in level par and then eagled the 11 th hole, but gave one shot back on the 12 th before a run of six consecutive pars to finish on nine under par for the tournament.

"It would be nice to have holed a couple of putts on the back nine and give myself a bit more daylight. But I'm confident that I can go out there tomorrow and shoot three or four under par, and make everyone else's life very difficult. It's a new position for me, first time I've ever gone out there with a three-shot lead on a Saturday, so to have maintained it, I would say is not a failure."

"I think when you lead any golf tournament, it's pretty special. I just want to go out there tomorrow, and looking back today, I did feel like I hit a lot of nice, solid shots. That's going to carry on through tomorrow. If I can achieve that tomorrow, I'll be happy."

Pepperell is targeting a second European Tour title of 2018 after winning the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in February. He is three strokes clear of fellow Englishman Jordan Smith (70), American Julian Suri (69), Sweden's Alexander Björk (68) and Frenchman Julien Guerrier (70), with the quartet tied for second place on six under par.

“I feel like I'm back on the right track again," said Björk. "I was quite tired after the summer and I didn't play really well in August. After that, I got food poisoning in Switzerland and took a couple weeks off."

"I would say I'm just starting to be back to normal again. I feel strong again and feel like the game is coming in the right direction. I've been working hard for this and it's nice to see this coming back again.”

Matt Wallace, the joint first round leader, is a further two shots back after a one over par round of 73, while Ryder Cup star Tommy Fleetwood is just outside the top ten on two under par after a round of 70.

Tournament host Justin Rose moved into a share of 19th position with a three under par round of 69 and the Olympic Champion will start the final round eight shots behind Pepperell on one under par.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-9
67
69
71
207
T2
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-6
69
73
68
210
T2
Jordan Smith
ENG
-6
71
69
70
210
T2
Julian Suri
USA
-6
70
71
69
210
T2
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-6
70
70
70
210
T6
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-4
73
72
67
212
T6
Matt Wallace
ENG
-4
67
72
73
212
T8
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-3
73
73
67
213
T8
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-3
74
67
72
213
T8
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-3
69
73
71
213
T8
Trevor Immelman
RSA
-3
69
73
71
213
T12
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-2
69
72
73
214
T12
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-2
69
75
70
214
T12
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-2
72
75
67
214
T12
Steven Brown
ENG
-2
69
73
72
214
T12
Tom Lewis
ENG
-2
70
73
71
214
T12
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-2
67
77
70
214
T12
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-2
72
71
71
214
T19
Austin Connelly
CAN
-1
73
73
69
215
T19
Gavin Green
MAS
-1
69
78
68
215
T19
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-1
72
72
71
215
T19
Gregory Havret
FRA
-1
75
70
70
215
T19
Justin Rose
ENG
-1
74
72
69
215
T19
Richard Sterne
RSA
-1
71
74
70
215
T19
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-1
69
73
73
215
T19
Ross Fisher
ENG
-1
69
72
74
215
T19
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-1
71
70
74
215
T28
Clement Sordet
FRA
Par
69
77
70
216
T28
Haotong Li
CHN
Par
73
74
69
216
T28
Lee Slattery
ENG
Par
70
74
72
216
T28
Marcel Siem
GER
Par
72
73
71
216
T28
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
Par
71
74
71
216
T28
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
70
74
72
216
T34
Alexander Levy
FRA
1
67
78
72
217
T34
Andrew Johnston
ENG
1
72
72
73
217
T34
Chris Hanson
ENG
1
75
69
73
217
T34
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
1
74
72
71
217
T34
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
1
68
78
71
217
T34
Oliver Farr
WAL
1
73
73
71
217
T34
Paul Dunne
IRL
1
70
73
74
217
T34
Scott Jamieson
SCO
1
73
72
72
217
T42
Darren Fichardt
RSA
2
73
73
72
218
T42
Marc Warren
SCO
2
74
73
71
218
T42
Padraig Harrington
IRL
2
73
74
71
218
T42
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
2
76
70
72
218
T42
Richie Ramsay
SCO
2
74
72
72
218
T42
Shane Lowry
IRL
2
75
71
72
218
T48
Aaron Rai
ENG
3
73
74
72
219
T48
Carlos Pigem
ESP
3
71
72
76
219
T48
David Lipsky
USA
3
68
78
73
219
T48
Robert Rock
ENG
3
72
74
73
219
T48
Zander Lombard
RSA
3
72
72
75
219
T53
Dean Burmester
RSA
4
74
72
74
220
T53
James Morrison
ENG
4
72
71
77
220
T53
Matteo Manassero
ITA
4
72
72
76
220
T53
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
4
68
79
73
220
T53
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
4
70
74
76
220
T53
Paul Waring
ENG
4
70
77
73
220
T53
Romain Wattel
FRA
4
73
73
74
220
T60
Francesco Molinari
ITA
5
73
73
75
221
T60
Matthew Southgate
ENG
5
69
76
76
221
T60
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
5
70
77
74
221
T60
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
5
73
74
74
221
T60
Thomas Aiken
RSA
5
75
72
74
221
T65
Andrew Dodt
AUS
6
73
73
76
222
T65
Brett Rumford
AUS
6
71
75
76
222
T65
David Drysdale
SCO
6
69
73
80
222
T65
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
6
74
73
75
222
T65
Marcus Fraser
AUS
6
72
74
76
222
T65
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
6
72
73
77
222
T71
Haydn Porteous
RSA
7
77
70
76
223
T71
Richard McEvoy
ENG
7
68
77
78
223
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
4
70
78
-
148
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
4
71
77
-
148
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
4
73
75
-
148
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
4
72
76
-
148
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
4
74
74
-
148
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
4
71
77
-
148
CUT
Ryan Fox
NZL
4
75
73
-
148
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
4
72
76
-
148
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
5
75
74
-
149
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
5
73
76
-
149
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
5
73
76
-
149
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
5
74
75
-
149
CUT
Nacho Elvira
ESP
5
73
76
-
149
CUT
Lee Westwood
ENG
5
74
75
-
149
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
5
72
77
-
149
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
5
76
73
-
149
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
5
72
77
-
149
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
5
74
75
-
149
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
5
74
75
-
149
CUT
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
5
73
76
-
149
CUT
Ashley Chesters
ENG
6
79
71
-
150
CUT
Bradley Neil
SCO
6
74
76
-
150
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
6
71
79
-
150
CUT
Paul O'Hara
SCO
6
72
78
-
150
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
6
75
75
-
150
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
6
71
79
-
150
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
6
77
73
-
150
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
7
74
77
-
151
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
7
76
75
-
151
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
7
78
73
-
151
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
7
79
72
-
151
CUT
Luke Donald
ENG
7
78
73
-
151
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
7
73
78
-
151
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
8
74
78
-
152
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
8
72
80
-
152
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
8
75
77
-
152
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
8
74
78
-
152
CUT
Robert Coles
ENG
8
75
77
-
152
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
8
73
79
-
152
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
9
72
81
-
153
CUT
David Horsey
ENG
9
76
77
-
153
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
9
78
75
-
153
CUT
Jason Scrivener
AUS
9
77
76
-
153
CUT
Johan Edfors
SWE
9
76
77
-
153
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
9
79
74
-
153
CUT
Thomas Detry
BEL
9
74
79
-
153
CUT
David Howell
ENG
11
78
77
-
155
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
12
77
79
-
156
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
13
80
77
-
157
RET
Chris Wood
ENG
Par
77
-
-
77
RET
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
76
-
-
76
RET
Nino Bertasio
ITA
Par
81
-
-
81
RET
Pedro Oriol
ESP
Par
80
-
-
80
RET
Ryan Evans
ENG
Par
75
-
-
75
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R3
Total
1
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-9
71
207
T2
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-6
68
210
T2
Jordan Smith
ENG
-6
70
210
T2
Julian Suri
USA
-6
69
210
T2
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-6
70
210
T6
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-4
67
212
T6
Matt Wallace
ENG
-4
73
212
T8
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-3
67
213
T8
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-3
72
213
T8
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-3
71
213
T8
Trevor Immelman
RSA
-3
71
213
T12
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-2
73
214
T12
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-2
70
214
T12
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-2
67
214
T12
Steven Brown
ENG
-2
72
214
T12
Tom Lewis
ENG
-2
71
214
T12
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-2
70
214
T12
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-2
71
214
T19
Austin Connelly
CAN
-1
69
215
T19
Gavin Green
MAS
-1
68
215
T19
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-1
71
215
T19
Gregory Havret
FRA
-1
70
215
T19
Justin Rose
ENG
-1
69
215
T19
Richard Sterne
RSA
-1
70
215
T19
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-1
73
215
T19
Ross Fisher
ENG
-1
74
215
T19
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-1
74
215
T28
Clement Sordet
FRA
Par
70
216
T28
Haotong Li
CHN
Par
69
216
T28
Lee Slattery
ENG
Par
72
216
T28
Marcel Siem
GER
Par
71
216
T28
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
Par
71
216
T28
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
72
216
T34
Alexander Levy
FRA
1
72
217
T34
Andrew Johnston
ENG
1
73
217
T34
Chris Hanson
ENG
1
73
217
T34
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
1
71
217
T34
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
1
71
217
T34
Oliver Farr
WAL
1
71
217
T34
Paul Dunne
IRL
1
74
217
T34
Scott Jamieson
SCO
1
72
217
T42
Darren Fichardt
RSA
2
72
218
T42
Marc Warren
SCO
2
71
218
T42
Padraig Harrington
IRL
2
71
218
T42
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
2
72
218
T42
Richie Ramsay
SCO
2
72
218
T42
Shane Lowry
IRL
2
72
218
T48
Aaron Rai
ENG
3
72
219
T48
Carlos Pigem
ESP
3
76
219
T48
David Lipsky
USA
3
73
219
T48
Robert Rock
ENG
3
73
219
T48
Zander Lombard
RSA
3
75
219
T53
Dean Burmester
RSA
4
74
220
T53
James Morrison
ENG
4
77
220
T53
Matteo Manassero
ITA
4
76
220
T53
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
4
73
220
T53
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
4
76
220
T53
Paul Waring
ENG
4
73
220
T53
Romain Wattel
FRA
4
74
220
T60
Francesco Molinari
ITA
5
75
221
T60
Matthew Southgate
ENG
5
76
221
T60
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
5
74
221
T60
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
5
74
221
T60
Thomas Aiken
RSA
5
74
221
T65
Andrew Dodt
AUS
6
76
222
T65
Brett Rumford
AUS
6
76
222
T65
David Drysdale
SCO
6
80
222
T65
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
6
75
222
T65
Marcus Fraser
AUS
6
76
222
T65
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
6
77
222
T71
Haydn Porteous
RSA
7
76
223
T71
Richard McEvoy
ENG
7
78
223
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
4
-
148
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
4
-
148
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
4
-
148
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
4
-
148
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
4
-
148
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
4
-
148
CUT
Ryan Fox
NZL
4
-
148
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
4
-
148
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
5
-
149
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
5
-
149
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
5
-
149
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
5
-
149
CUT
Nacho Elvira
ESP
5
-
149
CUT
Lee Westwood
ENG
5
-
149
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
5
-
149
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
5
-
149
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
5
-
149
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
5
-
149
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
5
-
149
CUT
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
5
-
149
CUT
Ashley Chesters
ENG
6
-
150
CUT
Bradley Neil
SCO
6
-
150
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
6
-
150
CUT
Paul O'Hara
SCO
6
-
150
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
6
-
150
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
6
-
150
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
6
-
150
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
7
-
151
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
7
-
151
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
7
-
151
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
7
-
151
CUT
Luke Donald
ENG
7
-
151
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
7
-
151
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
8
-
152
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
8
-
152
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
8
-
152
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
8
-
152
CUT
Robert Coles
ENG
8
-
152
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
8
-
152
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
9
-
153
CUT
David Horsey
ENG
9
-
153
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
9
-
153
CUT
Jason Scrivener
AUS
9
-
153
CUT
Johan Edfors
SWE
9
-
153
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
9
-
153
CUT
Thomas Detry
BEL
9
-
153
CUT
David Howell
ENG
11
-
155
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
12
-
156
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
13
-
157
RET
Chris Wood
ENG
Par
-
77
RET
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
-
76
RET
Nino Bertasio
ITA
Par
-
81
RET
Pedro Oriol
ESP
Par
-
80
RET
Ryan Evans
ENG
Par
-
75