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Lahiri held to tie by Rose, gets eliminated from WGC

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri was eliminated from WGC-Dell Matchplay event after he was held to a tie by Justin Rose here.

Lahiri holed a dream eagle putt from 74 feet to go two-up with two holes to go against Rose, but was unable to hold onto that lead as the Englishman won the last two holes to halve the match.

The result gave Lahiri half a point, while Rose moved to 1.5 points. With Matt Kuchar, after beating Lahiri in the first group match, and halving his second against Fabian Gomez, the Indian was eliminated.

Now Rose and Kuchar, both with 1.5 points will battle it out for the place into the last 16, while Lahiri battles Gomez in the last group match.

Jordan Spieth beat Victor Dubuisson 5&4, while Jason Day trounced Thongchai Jaidee 5&3 and Rory McIroy beat Smylie Kaufman 3&1 to notch up their second wins and come closer to a spot in the Top-16. Also winning his second match was Bill Haas, who beat Thomas Pieters, but Haas could still go out if he loses to Adam Scott, after halving his first match with Pieters beat Chris Wood in the second.

Patrick Reed and Phil Mickelson won their second matches in the same group and will now clash with each other with a tie sending them into a play-off.

Brooks Koepka, Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel and Rafa Cabrera-Bello also have two wins each.

No player has clinched a spot in the Sweet 16, although five players are guaranteed at least a sudden-death playoff even if they lose on Friday night and they are Spieth, Day, Zach Johnson, Koepka and Cabrera Bello. Twenty-two players have been eliminated.
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