GOLF: Pepperell's US Open dreams are shattered

8:00am Tuesday 27th May 2014

Eddie Pepperell’s dreams of playing in the US Open for the second successive year were shattered when he failed to qualify at Walton Heath yesterday.

The 23-year-old Frilford Heath golfer withdrew from the International Sectional Qualifier after posting a two-over par 74 in the first of two rounds at the Surrey venue.

Playing on the Old Course, Pepperell, from Abingdon, moved to three-under par after four holes, but he struggled with his game after that, finishing with a double bogey.

Disappointed by his form and feeling he had little chance of claiming one of the 14 places at Pinehurst No 2 next month, he decided not to tackle the easier New Course in the afternoon.

Instead he headed north to Liverpool to see his coach Mike Walker in a bid to get his game back on track.

Pepperell is due to play in the Nordea Masters in Malmo, Sweden, starting on Thursday.

Irishman Shane Lowry, runner-up in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday, continued his fine form to head the qualifiers on eight-under par after rounds of 69 and 67.

The others to automatically win a spot were Swede Niclas Fasth, Englishmen Simon Griffiths and Graeme Storm, Germans Marcel Siem and Max Kieffer, Scotsman Chris Doak, South African Garth Mulroy, Indian Shiv Kapur and American Brooks Koepka.

Six players had to play off for the final four spots.

England’s Oliver Fisher, Italian Andrea Pavan and Dane Lucas Bjerregaard all made birdies at the first extra hole to claim the first three places, and the last to make the grade was Tom Lewis, with a 30 foot putt.

Oxford United boss Appleton envisages no new signings before season starts

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Tuesday 28th July 2015

Michael Appleton believes it is highly unlikely Oxford United will add to their squad before the start of the season.

Oxford United Women waste chance to tame Lionesses

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 28th July 2015

LES Taylor was disappointed Oxford United Women were unable to finish Millwall Lionesses off in a 2-2 draw in FA Women’s Super League 2.

ICE HOCKEY: Oxford City Stars sign up Oliver brothers

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

THE Oliver brothers join Joe Edwards and Dax Hedges as the last batch of existing Oxford City Stars players to be confirmed on their roster for next season.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Oxford's rally comes too late in 'home' clash

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

A STRONG finish was in vain for Oxford RL as Barrow Raiders ran out 34-22 winners in their Kingstone Press League 1 clash.

CRICKET: Oxon record-breaker Ward meets predecessor Thompson

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

Harrison Ward, who has just become the youngest Oxfordshire batsman to score a Unicorns Counties Championship century, met up with Ben Thompson, the player whose 17-year record he beat.

GOLF: Amputee picks up tenth ace - just five years after picking up a club

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

ANDY Gardiner has reached a rare golfing milestone, by recording his tenth holein-one just five years after taking up the sport.

Former Banbury boss thrilled at Jordan Green's move to Premier League with Bournemouth

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

FORMER Banbury United boss Paul Davis said that Jordan Green has surpassed even his high expectations after the winger joined Premier League newcomers Bournemouth.

MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw's Spa day halted by downpour

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

SEAN Walkinshaw crashed in a sudden downpour in Belgium which forced his team’s retirement early in the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

GOLF: Super Watkins claims 11th straight club championship

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

LAURA Watkins’s incredible run as Bicester club champion continued as she lifted the ladies crown for the 11th time in a row.

Oxford United to hold open training session for supporters

Oxford Mail:

12:32pm Monday 27th July 2015

OXFORD United are holding an open training session next week as the Kassam Stadium's new pitch sees its first action.

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