EDDIE Pepperell has reached a career-high in the world rankings following his strong showing at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

The 28-year-old from Abingdon’s joint fourth place at Lahinch lifted him four places to 32nd, leapfrogging the likes of Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth.

He will be hoping to continue that form at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, which begins on Thursday.

This year it is being held at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick.