Eddie Peppers the field in Qatar
2014 Farmfoods British Par 3 Champion Eddie Pepperell registered a prestigious first win on the European Tour on Sunday (25th February 2018) in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.
Pepperell saw off stiff competition from playing partner, close friend and fellow Englishman Oliver Fisher to claim his maiden European Tour victory by one shot. The 27-year-old showed nerves of steel to card a final round 70 as Fisher hit five birdies on the back nine to stand on the final tee just one shot behind Pepperell.
The last hole of the day beckoned and after Pepperell had left his opening putt 18 inches to the right of the hole, Fisher's birdie effort rolled agonisingly wide, leaving Pepperell to tap in and collect the €236,315 winner’s cheque, his first in 129 attempts on the main tour following his 2012 Challenge Tour victory.
The newly crowned champion told Sky Sports: "What a day. Oli made it really tough and I made it tough for myself at the end with the second shot on 18.
"But I felt good all day, I was in a great place mentally and kept telling myself I'm going to win this and Oli certainly made life more interesting, relief I guess is the number one emotion, as is always the case with a win - although I haven't had many."
However Pepperell wasn’t the only BP3 champion shining this week, as 2013 winner Tommy Fleetwood narrowly missed out on a maiden PGA Tour victory in The Honda Classic where eventual winner Justin Thomas edged him out by two shots in what was a performance full of positives for the Englishman before the first World Golf Championship event of the year this week in Mexico.
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Congratulations Eddie from everyone at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship!!