EDDIE Pepperell enjoyed a confidence-boosting weekend at the ISPS HANDA World Invitational.

The Abingdon golfer made the cut for the first time since May on the way to carding six-under par in Northern Ireland.

It was enough to see him finish joint-22nd overall after a rocky couple of months where he failed to reach the weekend at three tournaments in a row.

Pepperell had started the event with an excellent four-under par opening round and he picked up where he left off on day two.

The Frilford Heath member began with seven pars at Galgorm Castle Golf Club, before three birdies either side of the turn moved him to seven-under for the tournament.

He picked up another shot at the 14th, although a birdie at the 17th was sandwiched by bogeys either side.

Going into the weekend seven-under Pepperell looked well-placed to make a challenge, but a shaky third round let him down.

Another birdie at the second appeared to set the 30-year-old up for another strong day, before disaster struck.

Four dropped shots between the fourth and sixth holes – including a double-bogey at the par-four fifth – saw Pepperell fall back, although he did recover with a birdie at the tenth.

The top of the leaderboard was out of sight, but the two-time European Tour winner still ended the weekend strongly.

An inconsistent front nine featured two birdies and three bogeys, but Pepperell picked up shots at the tenth, 14th and 18th to card a two-under final round.