EDDIE Pepperell roared back to form by finishing third at the ISPS Handa World Invitational in Northern Ireland.

The Frilford Heath member missed the cut at his two previous tournaments, but put those displays behind to impress in County Antrim.

Pepperell holed four birdies, plus a couple of bogeys and a double bogey, as he closed the opening round at Galgorm on par.

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The second day at Castlerock saw half a dozen birdies, while a trio of bogeys left him three-under par.

Back at Galgorm for the third day, Pepperell finished two-under par thanks to five more birdies, and then three bogeys, with the 32-year-old collecting four birdies and just the two bogeys during the final round.

It left Pepperell seven-under par for the tournament, three shots behind Alex Fitzpatrick in second.

Daniel Brown secured a maiden DP World Tour title with a five-shot victory.

Pepperell is next in action from Thursday at the D+D Real Czech Masters in Prague.

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