Pepperell’s ace shot
EDDIE Pepperell recorded a hole-in-one on the way to claiming a share of the lead with a five-under 67 after the first round of the British Masters yesterday, while tournament host Justin Rose struggled to a 74. Fellow Englishmen Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Wallace also shot 67s on a windy day at the Walton Heath course. The first hole-in-one of Pepperell’s career came in spectacular style as his 5-iron on the 9th hit the bottom of the flag and bounced high in the air away from the hole before spinning back into the cup. “It was a bizarre shot,” he said.