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Campbell tops McGinley in Match Play

Sept. 18, 2005 at 8:38 PM

SURREY, England, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Michael Campbell of New Zealand held off Irishman Paul McGinley, 2 & 1, Sunday to win the HSBC World Match Play Championship.

Campbell, who won the U.S. Open earlier this year, became the fourth player to win both events in the same year, joining Gary Player, Hale Irwin and Ernie Els.

Campbell, 36, defeated Geoff Ogilvy, Steve Elkington and Retief Goosen to reach the finals.

"It was a different kind of tension from what I felt at the U.S. Open over the last nine holes," Campbell said. "It's one-on-one, you're playing against a man not the golf course."

McGinley, who beat Angel Cabrera, Thomas Bjorn and Luke Donald to reach the final match, played the final 17 holes in one-over par.

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