EDDIE Pepperell’s Wales Open ended how it began as he fell well short of making the cut.

The Abingdon golfer shot a six-over par 77 in his second round at Celtic Manor yesterday, with a triple bogey at the 13th compounding his misery.

It saw the 29-year-old finish on nine-over for the tournament as he dropped out at the halfway stage.

Teeing off in the morning alongside American Kurt Kitayama and Sami Valimaki, from Finland, Pepperell again started poorly.

The Frilford Heath member was three-over after his first round and dropped a shot at the second hole, before a double bogey at the third left him with plenty to do.

Like on Thursday, he steadied himself and recorded five successive pars, before picking up a shot at the ninth.

But if Pepperell hoped that would spark a resurgence, he was wrong.

Two pars were sandwiched by a bogey at the 11th, as he dropped back to six-over for the tournament.

And his chances of making the cut, then projected at three-over, were fully ruined at the horror 13th hole.

Pepperell at least finished respectably with five pars in a row, but the damage had already been done.

He is due back in action next Thursday, when he competes at the UK Championship at The Belfry GC.