EDDIE Pepperell secured a top-50 finish at the Betfred British Masters.

The Abingdon golfer knitted together a solid weekend at The Belfry to tie for 48th, although he was unable to trouble the top of the leaderboard like he did last year.

Pepperell ended the tournament one-over par, ten shots off the summit.

The Frilford Heath member began with three bogeys and two birdies at his first five holes on day one, before settling into his round.

He picked up a shot at the ninth to reach the turn at level par.

Two bogeys and two birdies followed between the 12th and 15th, before a dropped shot at the 18th left Pepperell one-over.

A three-under second round ensured the 31-year-old’s safe passage to the weekend, as a string of pars were punctuated by birdies at the second, seventh and ninth.

Unfortunately, Pepperell’s third day was his worst of the event as he slipped down the leaderboard.

Double bogeys at the sixth and 12th holes saw him drop four shots, while he also picked up bogeys at the first, tenth and 18th.

Birdies at the third, eighth, 14th and 17th reduced the damage, but he still carded a three-over par 75.

Pepperell’s fourth round was much less unpredictable, as he picked up shots at the seventh, 12th and 15th to cancel out bogeys at the fourth, eighth and 18th.