EDDIE Pepperell’s hopes sank in the water for the second weekend running.

The Abingdon golfer was three-under par when he approached the 13th on day two of the Horizon Irish Open, having started his round from the tenth.

But the 31-year-old took eight shots to complete the par-four hole, finding the water twice, and it proved costly.

Pepperell went on to card a two-over par second round, putting him level-par for the tournament, as he missed the cut by two shots.

It was a carbon copy of the Frilford Heath member's performance at the BMW International Open a week earlier, when he also carded an eight at a par-four hole.

Pepperell put himself in a great position on day one, sinking five birdies to reach the 18th four-under.

A double bogey at the final hole was damaging, but it was nothing compared to his unlucky 13th in round two.

Pepperell started the day with a birdie at the 11th, while he picked up more shots at the 17th and seventh between a bogey at the third.

He ended the tournament in a tie for 89th as he failed to make the weekend for the third event in a row.