Lucas Bjerregaard will take a one-shot lead into the final round at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course as he goes in search of a first European Tour title at the Portugal Masters.
Pepperell has never before had back-to-back top-five finishes on Tour, which have sent him climbing to 75th in the rankings.
"I'm feeling good", Bertasio said. "I'm in a place where I'm still building confidence, but it feels good".More news: LeSean McCoy, Shaq Lawson among several Bills to protest during national anthem
Bjerregaard began the day a shot clear and picked up four shots by the eighth hole, with a bogey at nine doing little to check his momentum at the turn, with birdies at 10 and 11 putting him right back in command. It also prevented challengers-most notably Warren and three-time European Tour victor George Coetzee-from making a charge.
Bjerregaard birdied Nos. 15 and 17 to end with a comfortable lead over Warren.
Goetzee had made three birdies on his round and was within three strokes before making a triple-bogey 7 on the last hole to fall to T-7.More news: China says North Korean quake 'suspected explosion', South Korea says likely natural
With his card for next season virtually assured, the 26-year-old needs to keep the strong results coming if he is to fulfil an aim of a top-60 finish, earning an entry to the season climax in Dubai.
"I felt pretty confident". "It's been a rough year for me so to be in contention again feels really good".
Bjerregaard's win was a popular one among his close friends.More news: Opposition demand probe after minister's revelation in Jaya's death
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