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Donald is ousted

Marana: Former champion Luke Donald was the biggest name to fall in the second round of the snow-delayed WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship after being pummelled 7&6 by American Scott Piercy on Friday.

The British world No. 3 was totally outplayed by Piercy, who was effectively seven-under par on his ball after being conceded a four-foot birdie putt at the short 12th to seal the win.

Piercy spectacularly holed out with a four-iron from 221 yards to eagle the par-four fifth, then birdied the sixth, eighth and ninth to go 6up on Donald by the turn on a sunny but cool and breezy day at Dove Mountain.

“Scott played very well, I played very average,” Donald said.

“I probably didn’t drive it well enough today to put any pressure on Scott. He was just playing extremely solid, didn’t give me really a look. I had a few opportunities on the greens, but for whatever reason I was just not making the putts today, and hence I’m going home.”