EDDIE Pepperell could not stop England from losing in the quarter-finals of the GolfSixes yesterday.

The unique 16-pair event, held at the Centurion Club in St Albans, saw Pepperell and Matt Wallace top their group on Saturday to progress to the last eight.

However, France then proved too strong, winning holes one and four to record a 2-0 victory and send the England team out.

On Saturday, Pepperell and Wallace had drawn 1-1 against the England women’s side and then 2-2 in their clash with Sweden.

A 2-1 success over South Africa saw them finish in top spot, but they then bowed out in the quarter-finals.