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Golf: Garcia, Fowler, Dubuisson advance at Match Play

Published on Feb 21, 2014 6:33 AM
Spanish second seed Sergio Garcia hits a tee shot on the third hole during the second round of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play Championship at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain on Feb 20, 2014 in Marana, Arizona. -- PHOTO: AFP

MARANA, United States (AFP) - Spanish second seed Sergio Garcia and a resurgent Rickie Fowler advanced to the third round of the US$9 million (S$11.4 million) World Golf Championships Match Play Championship with impressive wins on Thursday.

Garcia outlasted American Bill Haas 3 and 1 to book a third-round date with Fowler, who edged out US compatriot Jimmy Walker 1 up, beating a form player and the only man to have won three US PGA Tour events this season.

Haas sank a six-foot eagle putt at the second hole to seize the lead and a par at the seventh put him 2-up, but Garcia eagled to win the eighth and squared the match with a par at 11, then birdied three of the next six holes to take the match.

"He played really well early on, then I was able to go on a very nice run from the eighth hole," said Garcia, adding that he was "very pleased," with the win.

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