Pepperell takes lead, Fleetwood slumps
WALTON HEATH, ENGLAND >> Eddie Pepperell moved into a three-stroke clubhouse lead and Tommy Fleetwood lost ground at the British Masters Friday after a second round when only three players shot in the 60s at windy Walton Heath.
World No. 2 Justin Rose made it through to the weekend but was 10 strokes off the pace as he seeks a toptwo finish to reclaim his place atop the rankings.
Twenty players were yet to finish their second rounds when play was suspended because of darkness.
Pepperell, who was alongside Fleetwood in a four-way share of the firstround lead, followed up a 67 with a 3-under 69 and was the only player in the 124-man field to shoot two rounds under 70. He was on 8-under overall.
Having made a hole-in-one on Thursday, Pepperell added to his highlight reel by chipping in at the par-4 third hole for one of his five birdies Friday.