Oxfordshire's Eddie Pepperell shot a two-under-par 70 in the opening round of the D+D REAL Czech Masters in Prague yesterday.

The Frilford Heath professional is tied for 22nd place, four shots off the lead held by Jamie Donaldson.

The Welshman, who sits in one of the automatic qualification places for Europe’s Ryder Cup team, shot a six-under-par 66 to lead by one from Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg.