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.

Stalwart Mickey Lewis set to leave Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Mickey Lewis and Alasdair Lane are no longer part of Oxford United’s coaching staff, the Oxford Mail understands.

TENNIS: Alexis Canter wins in Wimbledon's boys' doubles

Oxford Mail:

8:54pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

OXFORDSHIRE'S Alexis Canter teamed up with fellow Briton Finn Bass to advance to the second round of the boys' doubles at Wimbledon today.

FOOTBALL: Oxford City welcome new Spanish trio as squad takes shape

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 7th July 2015

OXFORD City’s Spanish contingent will return this week ahead of their pre-season campaign, which begins against Hungerford Town at Newbury Town on Saturday.

ROWING: Constantine Louloudis is inspiration for Great Britain glory

Oxford Mail: Constantine Louloudis was in Oxford University's winning crew

8:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The return of Oxford University president Constantine Louloudis helped Great Britain’s eight to victory in the grand Challenge Cup.

RACING: Victoria Pendleton criticism sparks Lawney Hill response

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Oxfordshire racehorse trainer Lawney Hill has responded to criticism of Victoria Pendleton’s bid to become an amateur jockey.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Battling Oxford fall to late storm against high-flying Keighley

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Oxford gave pacesetters Keighley Cougars a good test before three late tries gave the hosts a 44-14 win in Kingstone Press League One on Sunday.

FOOTBALL: Cowley Workers squeeze home in Cup

8:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Premier Section side Cowley Workers had to come from behind to beat Section 3 hosts Littlemore British Legion 5-4 in the first round of the Greene King ODDA’S Men’s Summer Seven-a-side Cup.

GOLF: Eddie Pepperell confident of making Open line-up

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Eddie Pepperell has revealed he withdrew from the French Open with a back problem – but it will not jeopardise his participation in The Open next week.

CRICKET: Will Beer is the toast with all-round show as Oxfordshire take firm grip

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Will Beer played the key role as Oxfordshire took firm charge off their Unicorns Counties Championship match against Wales MC at Great & Little Tew.

FOOTBALL: Concannon relishing Didcot Town's FA Cup derby with Wantage Town

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

DIDCOT Town joint manager Ian Concannon feels his side’s FA Cup clash at local rivals Wantage Town is a mouth-watering one.

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