MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Hunter Mahan
joined Ian Poulter
, Matt Kuchar
and Jason Day in the semifinals of the World Golf Championship-Accenture Match Play Championship Saturday.
Mahan, the defending champion and sixth seed in the Gary Player bracket, advanced with a 3 & 2 victory over reigning U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson.
He'll next face Poulter, the No. 3 seed in the Sam Snead bracket, also posted a 3 & 2 decision over fourth-seeded 2001 winner Steve Stricker.
Poulter is the highest seed remaining in the match play tournament.
Also Saturday, Kuchar -- seeded sixth in the Ben Hogan bracket --- moved on to the semifinals with a 3 & 2 decision over fellow American Robert Garrigus.
His next opponent will be Bobby Jones bracket 11th seed Day. He downed former U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell 1-up to move on.
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