EDDIE Pepperell's debut at the Masters will go the distance after he scraped inside the half-way cut mark.

The Abingdon golfer looked to be on his way out of the tournament before birdies at the 15th and 16th saw him card a one-over par 73 in the second round.

It left him on three-over par for the tournament overall.

He still had a tense wait for an hour, because while the score was outside the top 50, all players within ten shots of the lead also qualify for the final two rounds.

Adam Scott got to eight-under, which would have eliminated Pepperell and eight other players, but his bogey at the 16th proved crucial.

Following on from Thursday's round of 74, Pepperell opened up with ten successive pars, before dropping a shot at the 11th hole.

For the second successive day he found the creek at the par-five 13th to drop a shot.

Another bogey followed at the 14th hole, when his approach went through the back of the green.

Pepperell got back on track with a birdie at the 15th, before showing terrific resolve to pick up another shot.

He holed a 19-foot putt after a lengthy wait while play was suspended for a storm.

While for the second day in a row his tee shot at the 18th was off target, but unlike in the opening round, the Frilford Heath member was able to scramble a par - which kept him the right side of the cut line.