- Volvo World Match Play Championship, Day Two
Lewis and Poulter into last 16
Defending champion Ian Poulter made it through to the knockout stages of the Volvo World Match Play Championship without playing a shot on Friday morning, after Tom Lewis defeated John Senden.
Poulter beat Senden on Thursday thanks to a steady performance and, with Lewis also beating the Australian, both men were assured a place in the last 16.
It was a difficult match for Lewis, who had to hold his nerve at the 18th to secure a 1-up victory having reached the turn three-up on his more experienced opponent.
Senden fought back on the back nine to bring the game back to all-square after 14, but threw away that hard-earned parity with a bogey at the next. Lewis then won the 16th with a birdie to leave him dormie and guarantee Poulter's spot in the knockout stages - before confirming his own berth despite losing the 17 to set up a nervy conclusion.
Poulter and Lewis played each other later on Friday, Poulter triumphing 4&3 after winning four of the holes between ten and 14.
Paul Lawrie is also into the last 16, after he followed up an opening win against Peter Hanson with a half against Camilo Villegas. Villegas also secured his passage through by beating Hanson 6&4 later in the day.
Richard Finch surprisingly eliminated 2010 US PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer, triumphing 1-up to finish second in his group, behind Rafael Cabrera-Bello.
Sergio Garcia ended the group stage with a 100% record after beating Tetsuji Hiratsuka 4&2 - a triumph that allowed countryman Alvaro Quiros to follow him through.
Graeme McDowell and Robert Karlsson also live to fight another day, McDowell ploughing on with a perfect record and Karlsson after overcoming Jbe Kruger in a play-off.
Brandt Snedeker, Branden Grace and Thomas Bjorn were involved in a three-way play-off, from which Grace was the man to fall out of the tournament.
In the all-British group, Justin Rose trounced Darren Clarke 6&4 to progress alongside Robert Rock.
Retief Goosen and Nicolas Colsaerts are through, at the expense of 2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel.