Thomson ReutersFebruary 23, 2013 19:30
By Mark Lamport-Stokes
MARANA, Arizona, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar beat fellow American Robert Garrigus 3&2 to become the first player to reach the semi-finals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship on Saturday.
After going 2up early on, Kuchar never trailed in their quarter-final encounter at Dove Mountain and sealed victory with a two-putt par at the short 16th.
"I'm going to keep plugging away, wear guys out," Kuchar said greenside after recording five birdies and three bogeys.