A spectacular hole-in-one helped Eddie Pepperell declare a share of the lead with Ryder Cup star Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Wallace after the opening spherical of the British Masters.
Justin Rose — who wants a prime two end on Sunday to return to the prime of the rankings — shot a disappointing opening 74 at Walton Heath and drops down to 1 shot off the backside of the desk.
The World No. 2 — who cancelled his pre-tournament press convention citing a abdomen bug — refused accountable sickness for his poor kind however leaves himself some work to do on Friday if he’s to make the midway lower.
Compatriot Tommy Fleetwood outplayed Ryder Cup associate Francesco Molinari, although his personal spherical was not with out incident. On the seventeenth, a wild tee shot completed in a cup holder in a buggy which had been parked to the left of the inexperienced.
Wallace had set the clubhouse goal earlier in the day as he seeks a fifth win in his 50th European Tour begin and fourth victory of a season which noticed him narrowly miss out on a Ryder Cup wild card.
The three Englishmen lead the manner from 4 underneath contenders; Richard McEvoy, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Joakim Lagergren, David Lipsky, Alexander Levy