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.

ATHLETICS: Lawrence Clarke upbeat despite exit

Oxford Mail:

6:44pm Thursday 27th August 2015

LAWRENCE Clarke insisted he could take some positives despite bowing out of the World Athletics Championship yesterday, writes STUART WEIR.

CRICKET: Andy Harris backing Great Tew to deliver the goods

Oxford Mail:

6:22pm Thursday 27th August 2015

CAPTAIN Andy Harris says Great & Little Tew’s home match against relegated Dinton is a “must-win” if they are to secure promotion from Division 2.

Bradley Smith determined to give British fans something to cheer at Silverstone

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Thursday 27th August 2015

BRADLEY Smith has unfinished business at the British Grand Prix ahead of this weekend’s MotoGP race at Silverstone.

FOOTBALL: Hines relishing another top flight challenge for Oxford United Women

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 27th August 2015

KAYLEIGH Hines is looking forward to another opportunity to test herself against higher-league opposition as Oxford United Women visit Bristol Academy in FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup group 3 tonight (7).

ATHLETICS: Lawrence Clarke accepts improvement necessary ahead of Beijing semi-final

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Thursday 27th August 2015

LAWRENCE Clarke will race in the semi-finals of the 110m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing today, having qualified as a fastest loser in yesterday’s heats, writes STUART WEIR.

BOWLS: Snowdon stars as Headington swoop for Hawker Cup glory

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 27th August 2015

HEADINGTON A were too strong for their C side to lift the Hawker Cup with a 45-22 success at Oxford City & County.

BOWLS: Sandy makes amends for final defeat

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 27th August 2015

CARTERTON’S Wendy Sandy went one better than last year as she won the Gwen Steele Unbadged Singles.

RUGBY UNION: Bicester lose to Newbury in friendly

Oxford Mail: rugby generic

7:00am Thursday 27th August 2015

BICESTER lost 41-36 at South West 1 East side Newbury Blues in pre-season.

ATHLETICS: Alice Hopkins and Amy Herrington hit heights for Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Thursday 27th August 2015

ALICE Hopkins and Amy Herrington starred for Oxfordshire at the Southern Inter-County Championships at the Allianz Park in Hendon.

BAR BILLIARDS: Didcot rout Vikings to top group

Oxford Mail: cue and cue ball for images of snooker and billards for sport

6:20am Thursday 27th August 2015

DIDCOT Conservative Club pulled off the shock of the season with a 6-0 whitewash over leaders Vikings, writes PETE EWINS.

Back

© Copyright 2001-2015 Newsquest Media Group

Oxford Mail: site_logo http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk

Click 2 Find Business Directory http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/trade_directory/