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Top-seeded Stenson reaches quarters at World Match Play; Reed, Dubuisson also advance

  • Graeme McDowell plays his shot from the fairway on the 13th hole during day three of the World Match Play Championship at The London Golf Club in Ash, England, Friday Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, John Walton) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

    Graeme McDowell plays his shot from the fairway on the 13th hole during day three of the World Match Play Championship at The London Golf Club in Ash, England, Friday Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, John Walton) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE  (The Associated Press)

  • Spain's Pablo Larrazabal plays a shot on the 13th fairway during day three of the World Match Play Championship at The London Golf Club in Ash, England, Friday Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, John Walton) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

    Spain's Pablo Larrazabal plays a shot on the 13th fairway during day three of the World Match Play Championship at The London Golf Club in Ash, England, Friday Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, John Walton) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE  (The Associated Press)

  • Joost Luiten of the Netherlands, shouts to the crowd after hitting his ball into the rough on the 13th hole during day three of the World Match Play Championship at The London Golf Club in Ash, England, Friday Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, John Walton) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

    Joost Luiten of the Netherlands, shouts to the crowd after hitting his ball into the rough on the 13th hole during day three of the World Match Play Championship at The London Golf Club in Ash, England, Friday Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, John Walton) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE  (The Associated Press)

Top-seeded Henrik Stenson defeated Thongchai Jaidee 2 and 1 to reach the quarterfinals undefeated after the opening three rounds of the World Match Play Championship.

Stenson sealed the win when his wedge shot into the 17th green spun back into the hole for birdie on the London Club course. He finished with an eagle and six birdies on the final day of round-robin play and will play fellow Swede Jonas Blixt in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Jaidee, last year's runner-up, was eliminated.

American Ryder Cup player Patrick Reed also advanced after beating Jamie Donaldson 3 and 2, and will play Geroge Coetzee of South Africa.

In the other quarterfinals, Victor Dubuisson of France faces Mikko Ilonen of Finland and Joost Luiten of the Netherlands takes on Pablo Larrazabal of Spain.