EDDIE Pepperell claimed a share of 19th place at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa.

The Abingdon golfer finished on a one-over tally of 289 at Leopard Creek CC in Malelane.

Pepperell, who was on level par after his opening two rounds, remained on the same score after Saturday, when he fired four birdies and four bogeys.

Today, he opened with a bogey but then picked up a shot at the par-four third.

He dropped another shot at the tenth, but a birdie at the 11th kept him on level par.

However, he then hit a double-bogey five at the 16th to drop down the leaderboard.

But a birdie at the final hole saw him climb back to a top-20 finish.