EDDIE Pepperell is in Italy this week as he aims to move further up the world rankings.

The Abingdon golfer climbed four places to 291 after he tied for 32nd at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Pepperell will now turn his attention to the DS Automobiles Italian Open at Marco Simone GC, in Rome, where he tees off this afternoon.

The Frilford Heath member’s opening round gets under way at 12.40pm.

Pepperell is playing alongside France’s Antoine Rozner and Brandon Stone, from South Africa.