Seamus Power “disappointed with loss” but looking forward to Masters debut after a good week at the Match Play Championship

Seamus Power was bitterly disappointed to fall in the Quarterfinals but was determined to take full advantage of his incredible debut in the WGC Dell Technologies Championship and upcoming Masters debut.

After beating world no. 4 and FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay and South Korean Sungjae Im 5&4 en route to winning the group, the West Waterford man became the only European to reach the quarter-finals as he defeated Ryder Cup star Tyrrell Hatton a 4&3 defeat brought the last 16.

He only made four bogeys in his first four games but while he would only do one of 15 holes with Scheffler before losing 3 & 2 to the American who can become world No. 1 if he beat Dustin Johnson in the semifinals hits and goes on Sunday morning to defeat Kevin Kisner or Canadian Corey Conners in the final.

“It’s been a good week,” said Power, who was two behind Scheffler after six holes but fought back to level the match with wins in eighth and ninth before world number five pulled away and previously finished 12th and 9th 13 won with birdies On the 16th, he threw in a three from 30 yards for a winning Eagle after Power drove into the water.

“I played well up front today but the back nine was a little disappointing and a little bit loose but that’s golf sometimes and of course I couldn’t catch up against a good player.

“Yeah, it’s been a fun week. It’s my first time playing in this tournament so overall it was a positive performance.”

Reflecting on what it all means for his confidence as he prepares for his Masters debut, he said: “My confidence is good and my confidence is high. But it’s fun – it’s disappointing to lose but it’s still a good week so it’s an unusual feeling.

“But it was a good result in a very good field, so there is something positive there, but I’ll be able to see a lot more positives in an hour.

“I’ll be going back to Las Vegas and then going to The Masters hopefully as it’s looking very good starting the Sunday before.”

Canada’s Conners beat Mexico’s Abraham Ancer 2 and now play matchplay specialist Kisner, who, after losing to Bubba Watson in the 2018 Finals by defeating Matt Kuchar in 2019, is seeking his second win in the event.

Kisner beat Will Zalatoris 4&3, and if he beats Conners he’ll be up against Scheffler or Dustin Johnson, who came back from a two-down thanks to a two-putt birdie to Brooks Koepka to win 2-up after taking 18th place .yard from 369 yards.

At the Corales Puntacana Championship, Graeme McDowell carded a disappointing one-to-73 and fell seven shots behind American Ben Martin, who went into Sunday’s finals.

The Portrush man was just four shots down at the halfway point, but after keeping up with three birdies in his first seven holes, he bogeyed the 11th and the par-5 12th double bogey, then missed another shot 15th fall to fall back to a tie 18th to seven under.

Martin shot 70 to take a two-shot lead from Chad Ramey at 14-under par.

On the DP World Tour, Clandeboye’s Jonathan Caldwell is just four shots behind England’s Matthew Jordan and Poland’s Adrian Meronk, who head into the finals of Sunday’s Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

Caldwell hit a one-under-71 at the Doha Golf Club and tied for 11th place with four under par.

Royal Dublin’s Niall Kearney is a shot down in tied 19th with a three after a 72.

On the Ladies European Tour, Olivia Mehaffey finished 66th with 11-overs after finishing with a 6-over 79 at the Joburg Ladies Open at Modderfontein Golf Club, where Swede Linn Grant won with 67 strokes to go by five To win strokes in front of the Swiss Kim Metraux with 11 – below average

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