Sixteen gamers battled Saturday morning at Austin Country Club for the prospect to compete within the quarterfinals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship. Here’s how the Round of 16 performed out:
Tommy Fleetwood (21) def. Dylan Frittelli (64), 4 and three
A torrid begin for the Englishman included a hole-in-one at the par-3 fourth gap to go 2 up. It was the second consecutive hole-in-one at the fourth, following Sergio Garcia’s ace late Friday, and helped safe Fleetwood’s second journey to the Elite 8.
Billy Horschel (32) def. Kevin Streelman (53), 3 and 1
Horschel picked up the place he left off Friday with back-to-back birdies to start out the spherical. It was a commanding lead that he by no means gave up and Horschel completed with seven birdies .
Sergio Garcia (39) def. Mackenzie Hughes (48), 2 and 1
In his final 18 holes, the Spaniard had a hole-in-one (in Friday’s group playoff), an eagle and three birdies to simply advance to the quarterfinals. The actual check will come within the afternoon match with Garcia nursing a sore left foot.
Victor Perez (31) def. Robert MacIntyre (41), 5 and 4
The Frenchman remained flawless in his match that featured six birdies by means of 14 holes. He’s 13 underneath over his final 33 holes and he hasn’t trailed in a match since Thursday.
Scottie Scheffler (30) def. Ian Poulter (60), 5 and 4
With Poulter in Poulter mode it was a powerful victory for Scheffler, who poured it on late with 4 consecutive birdies beginning at No. 10 to place the Englishman away.
Jon Rahm (3) def. Erik van Rooyen (62), 3 and a couple of
This match was not as shut because the rating would recommend and it seems as if Rahm hasn’t performed his greatest golf but. Still, he had two eagles on the again 9 and appears to have probably the most momentum of any within the Elite 8.
Brian Harman (54) def. Bubba Watson (55), 2 and 1
In what was the match of the morning Harman was 4 down by means of 5 holes earlier than lighting up Austin Country Club with eight consecutive birdies to stun Watson and make his first journey to the quarterfinals.
Matt Kuchar (52) def. Jordan Spieth (49), 1 up
This was extra of an indictment on what Spieth didn’t do, with loads of probabilities to shut Kuchar out late within the match. Still, the 2013 WGC-Match Play champion stays within the hunt due to a clutch birdie on the 18th gap and a powerful brief sport.