The upsets continued at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship on Friday as the the two remaining No. 1 seeds went down.
The 2013 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship continued to be rough on the top seeds, as two more No. 1 seeds fell on Friday. A day after Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy lost on Thursday, Luke Donald and Louis Oosthuizen bowed out on Friday.
Donald, No. 3 overall, fell into a deficit early against Scott Piercy, losing the first three holes. Donald was never able to recover, eventually losing 7 and 6. The loss was the most lopsided in Donald's career in the event. Oosthuizen, the final No. 1 seed, didn't fare much better as he lost 3 and 2 to No. 9 seed Robert Garrigus.
With Donald and Oosthuizen both losing, No. 2 Bubba Watson is the highest-seeded player remaining. Watson didn't have it easy, however, as he needed 22 holes to get past No. 7 Jim Furyk. No. 3 Ian Poulter is the next highest-seeded player remaining, as he knocked off Bo Van Pelt 3 and 1. Poulter and Watson are two of four remaining players seeded No. 4 or lower.
While many favorites struggled on Friday, a few underdogs continued their runs. After he knocked off McIlroy on Thursday, 16th-seeded Shane Lowry continued his run after advancing past Carl Pettersson 6 and 5 on Friday. Lowry was one of five players seeded No. 10 or higher to advance to the third round. No. 15 Tim Clark, No. 10 Nicolas Colsaerts, No. 12 Fredrik Jacobson and No. 11 Jason Day also advanced.
A complete bracket can be found at the tournament's official website.
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