Goosen wins again at HSBC World Match Play

Sept. 16, 2005 at 5:14 PM
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SURREY, England, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Retief Goosen advanced to the semifinals of the HSBC World Match Play Championship Friday by crushing Mark Hensby, 12 & 11.

Goosen will take on Michael Campbell in Saturday's semifinals. Campbell played the longest match of the day as he outlasted Steve Elkington 1-up in 37 holes.

Irishman Paul McGinley routed England's Luke Donald, 9 & 8, Friday and in the semifinals will face Angel Cabrera, who advanced with a 4 & 3 win over Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal.

"It's just lucky for me the last two days that I have managed to get ahead very quickly and stay there and win by a big margin," Goosen said. "Conditions were tough out there today, it's tricky with the breeze."

The 12 & 11 win tied the largest winning margin in event history. Goosen beat Jeff Maggert by the same score one year ago.

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