PGA Tour

SA golfers on song at Match Play

2015-05-02 08:12
Louis Oosthuizen (AFP)

San Francisco - All four of South Africa’s golfers notched wins at the WGC-Championship Match Play Championship at Harding Park on Friday.

Louis Oosthuizen exacted a measure of revenge over American fourth seed Bubba Watson to send the two-time Masters champion packing.

Oosthuizen, who lost to Watson in a sudden-death playoff in the 2012 Masters, booked his place in the last 16 with victory on the 19th hole after the decisive match in Group 4 finished all square after 18.

George Coetzee beat Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee after 21 holes, while Branden Grace beat America’s Charley Hoffman 2&1 and Charl Schwartzel defeated Australia’s Matt Jones after 20 holes.

In Saturday’s round of 16, Oosthuizen squares up to America’s Rickie Fowler, Schwartzel faces England’s Paul Casey and Grace tackles England’s Tommy Fleetwood.

Despite his win over Jaidee, Coetzee did not qualify for Saturday's round of 16.

Second round scores from WGC-Championship Match Play on Friday (USA unless stated):

Group 1

Rory McIlroy (NIR) bt Billy Horschel 20 holes

Jason Dufner bt Brandt Snedeker 1 up

Group 2

Lee Westwood (ENG) bt Jordan Spieth 2 up

Mikko Ilonen (FIN) bt Matt Every 8&6

Group 3

John Senden (AUS) bt Brendon Todd 1 up

Bill Haas bt Henrik Stenson (SWE) 3&1

Group 4

Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) bt Bubba Watson 19 holes

Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP) bt Keegan Bradley 2 up

Group 5

George Coetzee (RSA) bt Thongchai Jaidee (THA) 21 holes

Jim Furyk bt Martin Kaymer (GER) 20 holes

Group 6

Mark Leishman (AUS) bt Anirban Lahiri (IND) 1 up

Justin Rose (ENG) bt Ryan Palmer 2&1

Group 7

Branden Grace (RSA) bt Charley Hoffman 2&1

Zach Johnson bt Jason Day (AUS) 3&2

Group 8

Charl Schwartzel (RSA) bt Matt Jones (AUS) 20 holes

Dustin Johnson bt Victor Dubuisson (FRA) 2&1

Group 9

Paul Casey (ENG) bt Francesco Molinari (ITA) 1 up

Chris Kirk bt Adam Scott (AUS) 1 up

Group 10

Jamie Donaldson (WAL) bt Sergio Garcia (ESP) 2&1

Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) bt Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 19 holes

Group 11

Gary Woodland bt Webb Simpson 1 up

Ian Poulter (ENG) bt Jimmy Walker 4&2

Group 12

JB Holmes bt Brooks Koepka 2&1

Russell Henley bt Marc Warren (SCO) 1 up

Group 13

Rickie Fowler bt Graeme McDowell (NIR) 5&4

Harris English bt Shane Lowry (IRL) 1 up

Group 14

Hunter Mahan bt Matt Kuchar 5&4

Ben Martin bt Stephen Gallacher (SCO) 20 holes

Group 15

Danny Willett (ENG) bt Andy Sullivan (ENG) 1 up

Patrick Reed bt Ryan Moore 1 up

Group 16

Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) bt Kevin Na 5&4

Joost Luiten (NED) bt Alexander Levy (FRA) 1 up

Draw for round of 16 at the $9.25m WGC-Championship Match Play at Harding Park on Saturday (x denotes ranking):

Rory McIlroy (NIR x1) v Hideki Matsuyama (JPN x16)

Charl Schwartzel (RSA x38) v Paul Casey (ENG x37)

Lee Westwood (ENG x27) v Danny Willett (ENG x49)

Branden Grace (RSA x39) v Tommy Fleetwood (ENG x57)

John Senden (AUS x65) v Hunter Mahan (USA x32)

Marc Leishman (AUS x60) v Gary Woodland (USA x52)

Louis Oosthuizen (RSA x30) v Rickie Fowler (USA x13)

Jim Furyk (USA x5) v JB Holmes (USA x12)


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