Frilford Heath’s Eddie Pepperell has received a late call-up to compete in South African Open which starts today at Serengeti.
And the 21-year-old, pictured right, could not hide his excitement after being handed his first taste of action on the European Tour.
Pepperell, who has qualified to compete on the tour next year, has got into this penultimate event of 2012 as a winner on the Challenge Tour, where he finished 13th on the money list.
European Ryder Cup winner Martin Kaymer and former US Masters winner Charl Schwartzel are among the field.
Before he departed on Monday, Pepperell tweeted: “Off to the glorious land of South Africa tonight to play my 1st ever ET event . . . I can’t wait.”
Former Oxford United boss Mark Lawrenson is the guest personality at the Five Star Events’ celebrity golf day at Frilford Heath tomorrow.
There will be a field of 80 for the final event in the series which has raised £10,000 for charity.
The money will be presented to the Oakleigh School, near Watford.
Stableford No 8: 1 I Bound 41pts, 2 G Craft 37, 3 D Matzen 37.
Pat Jackson Masters Trophy: 1 T Roberts nett 74, 2 J Ryan 78 (cb), 3 M Findlay 78.
Pimms Cup 1st round: 1 N Allen 39pts, 2 P Baker 38 (cb), 3 T Reynolds 38.
Lee Moore Trophy (best 4 medal rounds): 1 D Tomkins 267.
Seniors’ TNT Stableford – Div 1: 1 M Green 35pts (cb), 2 R Southgate 35. Div 2: R Bosworth 38, 2 I North 36. Overall series: 1 R Bosworth, 2 I North). Eclectic: 1 D Clutterbuck 49.45, 2 J Chesman 50.55. Random team of 3: R Bosworth, R Johnson & M Green 116. Nearest the pins – 2nd & 16th: I North. 4th: D Boughton. 11th: D Clutterbuck. 18th in 2: P Rodger.
Daily Mail Foursomes Ladies qualifier: 1 J Clarke & M Eynon 99-24=75, 2 L Lawrence & I Dachtler 96-18=78.
Ladies Turkey Trot: 1 B Hopkins 37pts, 2 L Gower 32, 3 C Bosher 30.
Ladies October Medal: 1 V Shepherd 90-15=75, 2 L Freeman 92-16=76, 3 C Bosher 92-16=76.
Pro Shop Stableford: 1 N Flint: (17) 42, 2 P Goodwin (10) 41, 3 A Belfield (5) 40.
Poppy Day Texas Pairs: 1 I Jarvis & S Mowbray 66.6 (cb), 2 S Rapley & D Barney 66.6 (cb), 3 P Bentham & N Summerby 66.6.