Ogilvy, Stenson in Match Play final

Updated: 22 March 2007 06:37 IST

Geoff Ogilvy made it 11 in a row at the Accenture Match Play Championship and advanced to the 36-hole championship match against Henrik Stenson.

Marana: Geoff Ogilvy made it 11 in a row at the Accenture Match Play Championship and advanced to the 36-hole championship match against Henrik Stenson. The 29-year-old Australian stayed hot with his putter in dispatching Paul Casey 5 and 4 in the quarterfinals, then Chad Campbell in the semifinals with one clutch putt after another in a 3-and-2 victory. And so ended yet another streak: for the first time in the nine-year history of the event, an American will not play for the title. Stenson, so chilled in the morning that he jogged around the practice range to loosen his limbs, turned in the most spectacular shot of a busy day at The Gallery. He was all square in his quarter-final match against Nick O'Hern until hitting his tee shot at the base of cactus. After taking a penalty drop onto the firm sand in the desert, he hit wedge to 2 feet to escape with par and a 1-up victory. O'Hern was short of the green, chipped to 4 feet and missed the par putt. It was about the same distance from which Tiger Woods missed Friday when he lost to O'Hern. With enough time to eat lunch, Stenson made short work of Trevor Immelman. He made five birdies on the front nine to built a 3-up lead and never gave the South African a chance to get back into the match, winning 3 and 2.
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