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WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play recaps: Quarterfinals at Austin CC

Eight gamers battled Saturday afternoon at Austin Country Club for the possibility to compete within the semifinals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship. Here’s how the quarterfinals performed out, and click here for a way the morning Round of 16 outcomes:

Billy Horschel (32) def. Tommy Fleetwood (21), 19 holes

This was tight all through. Fleetwood birdied the primary for a 1-up lead however could not get 2 up till Horschel bogeyed the eleventh.  Horschel, nonetheless, received the twelfth with a birdie and so they halved 13 in bogey and 14 in birdie, with Horschel first making from 30 toes and Fleetwood matching him from 13 toes. They tied the par-5 sixteenth in birdie as effectively, however Horschel lastly evened the match with an 8-footer for birdie at the par-3 seventeenth. After Horschel scrambled for par at the 18th and Fleetwood missed a 12-foot birdie putt for the win, Horschel prevailed on the primary further gap (par-5 twelfth). Fleetwood hit his tee shot out of bounds, leaving Horschel to only make par to advance to the semifinals.

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Victor Perez (31) def. Sergio Garcia (39), 4 and three

Despite shedding the primary gap, the Frenchman was in charge of this match. He constructed a 2-up lead by means of eight holes and held that benefit till the par-4 thirteenth, the place Garcia went into the water whereas attempting to drive the inexperienced. Three up with 5 to play, Perez parred No. 14 and rolled in a 7-footer for birdie and the win at the fifteenth. Garcia, who was battling a sore left foot, made one birdie and 4 bogeys within the afternoon.

Scottie Scheffler (30) def. Jon Rahm (3), 3 and 1

The top-seeded participant to advance from pool play vs. the native favourite, and the previous Texas Longhorn received off to a crowd-stirring begin, leaping out to a 3-up lead by means of 5 holes. Rahm was capable of reduce his deficit to 1 gap by the flip, however Scheffler promptly received the tenth and twelfth holes with birdies. The spotlight of the match got here at the 14th, the place Rahm chipped in for birdie and Scheffler adopted with a 10-footer to match. 

In all, the 2 mixed for 14 birdies and only one bogey, with a conceded birdie to Scheffler at the seventeenth ending it.

Matt Kuchar (52) def. Brian Harman (54), 2 and 1

Kuchar was a machine and Harman was lastly human. After making 24 birdies, one eagle and only one bogey over his first 4 matches, Harman dropped two pictures early and fell 3 down by means of 10 holes. Kuchar, the 2013 champion and 2019 runner-up, did not make any errors, recording six birdies and no bogeys. Harman fought till the top, stuffing his tee shot on the par-3 seventeenth to a foot, however Kuchar calmly rolled in a 10-footer to tie the opening and win the match.

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