EDDIE Pepperell stayed focused at a unique BMW PGA Championship overshadowed by The Queen’s death.

The tournament was suspended on Thursday following the monarch’s passing, with play resuming on Saturday and reduced to 54 holes.

Pepperell was four-under par after 16 holes when his opening round was paused, but he easily made the cut and ended the weekend in a share of 32nd place.

The Abingdon golfer took his impressive recent form into day one at Wentworth, sinking four birdies before proceedings were halted.

Pepperell returned on Saturday morning with a bogey at the 17th hole as he carded a three-under par 69 for his opening round.

The Frilford Heath member recovered and put himself in contention ahead of the final day.

An eagle at the par-four ninth was the highlight of a fine second round, which included five birdies and two bogeys.

Pepperell’s eight-under par 67 moved him to within four shots of the leader at the start of the final day, but his challenge quickly faded.

A birdie at the fifth was undone by double bogeys at the seventh and ninth holes as he fell back to five-under.

But Pepperell picked up four shots on the back nine, including an eagle at the 17th, to end the event nine-under.