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.

Michael Appleton thrilled for Oxford United to finally get the better of goalkeeper Trevor Carson

Oxford Mail:

3:42pm Sunday 29th November 2015

MICHAEL Appleton was delighted to see his Oxford United side come out on top against Trevor Carson after the goalkeeper thwarted them three times last season.

VIDEO: Highlights from Oxford United's win at Hartlepool United

Oxford Mail:

12:12pm Sunday 29th November 2015

WATCH the main moments as Oxford United went top of Sky Bet League Two thanks to a 1-0 win at Hartlepool United.

Hartlepool Utd 0, Oxford Utd 1 (Hylton 70)

Oxford Mail:

7:00pm Saturday 28th November 2015

DANNY Hylton came off the bench to net a winner which sent Oxford United top of Sky Bet League Two.

Who was Oxford United's man of the match at Hartlepool?

Oxford Mail:

5:41pm Saturday 28th November 2015

Updates - Hartlepool Utd v Oxford Utd

Oxford Mail:

1:54pm Saturday 28th November 2015

All the news from Oxford United's trip to Hartlepool United in Sky Bet League Two.

RUGBY UNION: Oxford University captain George Messum not eligible for Varsity Match

Oxford Mail:

1:15pm Saturday 28th November 2015

OXFORD University have been dealt a major blow in their quest for a historic sixth successive Varsity Match victory after it was revealed captain George Messum is ineligible to play.

Joe Skarz wants Oxford United to round off successful month with victory at Hartlepool

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 28th November 2015

Joe Skarz is gunning for Oxford United to finish the job on what they see as the most challenging block of fixtures in the season with a win at Hartlepool United this afternoon.

MOTORSPORT: Emotional Romain Grosjean set for last race with Lotus team

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Saturday 28th November 2015

Romain Grosjean says it will be hard to leave Lotus as he prepares for his last race with the Enstone-based team tomorrow.

MOTORSPORT: Oxford's Matt Chapman in switch to Ginetta GT5 for 2016

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Saturday 28th November 2015

Tenager Matt Chapman will step up to the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge next year.

ANGLING: Tony Hobbs leads Drennan's clean sweep in Oxford Winter League practice match.

Oxford Mail: Bingley Angling Club member Phill Andrews' 5lb 12oz chub from the River Wharfe

7:20am Saturday 28th November 2015

There was a clean sweep for Drennan Oxford in the practice match for the next round of the Oxford Winter League which was fished by 24 anglers on a very cold Kennet and Avon Canal at Avington.


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