Not part of The Open field and all set for radio commentary work at Carnoustie until he was runner-up in the Scottish Open four days earlier, Pepperell set the clubhouse target with a closing best-of-the-day 67.
Eventually finished joint sixth with Tiger Woods and Kevin Chappell, but that secured his place at Royal Portrush, where he survived the cut and finished 71st having shared third at The Players Championship earlier in 2019.
Maiden European Tour success came in the 2018 season at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, where he beat fellow Englishman Oliver Fisher by one, and in September he added the British Masters to climb into the game’s top 35.
Could easily have broken his duck at the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, but lost a three-man play-off. Nevertheless, that earned him his Open debut two weeks later.
A year after being runner-up to Tom Lewis in the British Boys Championship, they were teammates for England at The Eisenhower Trophy World Amateur Championship in 2010.
After failing to win a Tour card, Pepperell’s first breakthrough came when he received an invitation to a Challenge Tour event in France in 2012 and won it.