Ace helps Pep­perell to take lead

Medicine Hat News - - SPORTS -

WAL­TON HEATH, Eng­land Ed­die Pep­perell recorded a hole-in-one on the way to claim­ing a tie for the lead on 5-un­der 67 af­ter the first round of the Bri­tish Mas­ters on Thurs­day, 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 on the out­skirts of Lon­don.

The first hole-in-one of Pep­perell’s ca­reer came in spec­tac­u­lar style as his 5-iron from 172 yards on the ninth 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 from where I was stand­ing,” he said.

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