World Match Play: Goosen to face Hensby

At the World Match Play Championship top-seeded Retief Goosen beat Kenneth Ferrie 8 and 7 and will face Hensby on Friday.

Updated: February 25, 2007 10:48 IST
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Virginia Water:Mark Hensby of Australia eliminated former winner Colin Montgomerie from the World Match Play Championship Thursday after facing a three-hole halfway deficit. Hensby took advantage of some poor play by the Scot at the start of the second 18 to pull back to all square after 23 holes of their 36-hole first round contest. The Australian then went ahead on the short 28th with a five-foot birdie putt and Montgomerie could not level. Birdies at the 34th and 35th clinched it for Hensby. Top-seeded Retief Goosen beat Kenneth Ferrie 8 and 7 and will face Hensby on Friday. The third-seeded Luke Donald scored a decisive 7 and 6 victory over Bernhard Langer, the Ryder Cup captain who made Donald a wild card pick last year. US Open champion Michael Campbell, seeded fourth, had to go to the 36th hole to beat Geoff Ogilvy one-up after leading by six with 13 holes left. In other matches, second-seeded Angel Cabrera beat Trevor Immelman 2 and 1, Steve Elkington beat Tim Clark 6 and 5, Paul McGinley beat Thomas Bjorn 6 and 5 and Jose Maria Olazabal eagled the final hole to edge David Howell 1-up. (AP)

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