Betfred British Masters, Day 3: Eddie Pepperell's 40 ft putt to lead the pack


Betfred British Masters 2021 at The Belfry: 12-15 May: Round Three

Eddie Pepperell leads the pack after 40 ft putt

From European Tour News Report

Eddie Pepperell birdied the last to jump out of a congested pack and take a one shot lead as he looks to win the trophy for a second time at the Betfred British Masters hosted by Danny Willett.

The Englishman won the event in 2018 - the same season he finished a career best 14th on the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex - and a third round 68 moved him to ten under and put him in pole position to claim a third European Tour title at The Belfry.

But he had six players just one shot behind him, including World Number 45 Robert MacIntyre and 2010 Ryder Cup star Edoardo Molinari - who carded the lowest round of the week with a 64. Read more

From BBC Sport:

England's Eddie Pepperell will take a one-shot lead into Saturday's final round of the British Masters at The Belfry.

His birdie on the 18th hole secured a second successive 68 and pushed him to the front of a congested leaderboard, with 26 players separated by five shots.  Read more

From the Irish Times:

England’s Eddie Pepperell produced a grandstand finish to put himself in pole position to win the Betfred British Masters for the second time in four years.

Pepperell holed from 40 feet for birdie on the 18th at The Belfry to card a second successive 68 and emerge from a logjam at the top of the leaderboard... Read more

From The Courier UK, by Steve Scott:

A 40-foot bomb of a putt by Eddie Pepperell on the famous final green of the 18th at the Belfry broke an almighty log-jam on the British Masters leaderboard but Scots Robert MacIntyre and Calum Hill are still in touch.

16 players are within three shots of Pepperell’s 10-under lead going into Saturday’s final round, with MacIntyre and Hill both one back sharing second. Neither of the Scots had their best stuff on a dead calm day in the West Midlands, but they hung tough for two-under 70s to stay right in the mix.  Read more

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