EDDIE Pepperell is setting his sights on a strong showing at the Horizon Irish Open.

The 31-year-old tees off at 2.20pm at the Mount Juliet Estate, Co Kilkenny, alongside Italy's Renato Paratore and Marcel Schneider, from Germany.

Pepperell has dropped to World No 576 after an inconsistent first half of the year, making the cut at only three of the 11 tournaments he has played.

The Abingdon golfer tied for 81st at last weekend's BMW International Open, in Germany.