Funk falls at Worlds
Montgomerie moves on at Match Play
Virginia Water, England ? Colin Montgomerie defeated Fred Funk 3 and 2 in their 36-hole first-round match at the World Match Play Championship on Thursday.
Montgomerie now goes against British Open champion Ernie Els.
In the day’s other matches, Ireland’s Padraig Harrington defeated Canadian Mike Weir 4 and 3 and will face Sergio Garcia in the quarterfinals. Vijay Singh won 1 up over England’s Justin Rose, setting up a match against Retief Goosen.
The fourth match will be completed today after darkness stopped play. Nick Faldo and Michael Campbell were all square after 42 holes with defending champion Ian Woosnam awaiting the winner.
Faldo won the last two holes with a birdie and a par to force the unfinished playoff. The 42 holes is already the longest in the tournament’s history, beating the old record of 40.