PGA Tour

Hat-trick of wins for SA Match Play trio

2017-03-23 10:31
Branden Grace (AP)

Cape Town - South Africa's three representatives in the World Golf Championship-Dell Match Play event all tasted success in their opening round matches on Wednesday.

Louis Oosthuizen beat England's Ross Fisher 4&3, Charl Schwartzel was in imperious form, trouncing South Korea's An Byeong-Hun 6&5, while Branden Grace rounded off a memorable Day 1 beating England's Andy Sullivan 4&2.

In their Round 2 matches, Oosthuizen will take on American veteran Jim Furyk (17:03), Schwartzel tackles Dutchman Joost Luiten (21:49), while Grace faces little-known American William McGirt (20:54).

Results from Wednesday's opening round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at Austin (Texas) Country Club (USA unless noted):

Group 1

Dustin Johnson bt Webb Simpson 5&3

Martin Kaymer (GER) bt Jimmy Walker 3&2

Group 2

Soren Kjeldsen (DEN) bt Rory McIlroy (NIR) 2&1

Gary Woodland bt Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 3&2

Group 3

Pat Perez bt Jason Day (AUS) by withdrawal

Marc Leishman (AUS) bt Lee Westwood (ENG) 3&2

Group 4

Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) and Jim Furyk halved

Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) bt Ross Fisher (ENG) 4&3

Group 5

Hideto Tanihara (JPN) bt Jordan Spieth 4&2

Ryan Moore and Yuta Ikeda (JPN) halved

Group 6

Justin Thomas bt Chris Wood (ENG) 2&1

Kevin Na bt Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 5&4

Group 7

Sergio Garcia (ESP) and Shane Lowry (IRL) halved

Jon Rahm (ESP) bt Kevin Chappell 3&2

Group 8

Alex Noren (SWE) bt Thongchai Jaidee (THA) 3&2

Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) bt Francesco Molinari (ITA) 2 up

Group 9

Patrick Reed and Jason Dufner halved

Brooks Koepka bt Kevin Kisner 6&5

Group 10

Tyrell Hatton (ENG) bt Charles Howell 2&1

Rafa Cabrera Bello (ESP) bt Wang Jeung-Hun (KOR) 4&3

Group 11

Kim Kyung-Tae (KOR) bt Danny Willett (ENG) 4&2

Russell Knox (SCO) bt Bill Haas 3&2

Group 12

Paul Casey (ENG) bt Joost Luiten (NED) 2&1

Charl Schwartzel (RSA) bt An Byeong-Hun (KOR) 6&5

Group 13

Bubba Watson bt Jhonattan Vegas (VEN) 1 up

Thomas Pieters (BEL) bt Scott Piercy 3&2

Group 14

Phil Mickelson bt Kim Si-Woo (KOR) 5&3

Daniel Berger bt J.B. Holmes 7&5

Group 15

Branden Grace (RSA) bt Andy Sullivan (ENG) 4&2

William McGirt bt Brandt Snedeker 2 up

Group 16

Matt Kuchar and Brendan Steele halved

Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) bt Zach Johnson 1 up

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