Eddie Pepperell was disqualified from the Turkish Airlines Open.

The Abingdon golfer did not finish his round after failing to complete the fourth hole, his 13th of the day.

Pepperell was two over par for the round after dropping shots on the second and third and then hit his approach to the next into the water guarding the green.

In a scene reminiscent of the film ‘Tin Cup’, Pepperell had several more attempts – even his caddie could not say for certain whether it was four or five – before informing playing partners Martin Kaymer and George Coetzee that he had run out of balls.

He is likely to fined by the European Tour for the incident.