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Luiten extends unbeaten run to reach semis at World Match Play; Stenson also advances

  • Sweden's Henrik Stenson plays a tee shot during day four of the World Match Play Championship at The London Club, golf course in Ash southeast England Saturday Oct. 18, 2014. Stenson is playing fellow countryman Jonas Blixt in a quarterfinal match. (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Sweden's Henrik Stenson plays a tee shot during day four of the World Match Play Championship at The London Club, golf course in Ash southeast England Saturday Oct. 18, 2014. Stenson is playing fellow countryman Jonas Blixt in a quarterfinal match. (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Netherland's golfer Joost Luiten plays a tee-shot  during day four of the World Match Play Championship at The London Golf Club, golf course in Ash southeast England Saturday Oct. 18, 2014. Luiten defeated Spain's  Pablo Larrazabal 6&5 in the quarterfinal. (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Netherland's golfer Joost Luiten plays a tee-shot during day four of the World Match Play Championship at The London Golf Club, golf course in Ash southeast England Saturday Oct. 18, 2014. Luiten defeated Spain's Pablo Larrazabal 6&5 in the quarterfinal. (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Finland's Mikko Ilonen  plays a shot from the fairway during day four of the World Match Play Championship at The London Club, golf course in Ash southeast England Saturday Oct. 18, 2014. Ilonen defeated France's Victor Dubuisson  in a quarterfinal match. (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Finland's Mikko Ilonen plays a shot from the fairway during day four of the World Match Play Championship at The London Club, golf course in Ash southeast England Saturday Oct. 18, 2014. Ilonen defeated France's Victor Dubuisson in a quarterfinal match. (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

Joost Luiten extended his unbeaten run at the World Match Play Championship by easily defeating Spain's Pablo Larrazabal 6 and 5 Saturday to move into the semifinals.

The Dutchman demoralized Larrazabal with seven birdies in overcast and wet conditions on the London Club course at Ash in Kent outside London, setting up a semifinal against Finland's Mikko Ilonen.

In the other semifinal, Henrik Stenson will take on George Coetzee of South Africa.

Stenson defeated Swedish compatriot Jonas Blixt by 2 holes with a birdie at the last, Coetzee eliminated American Patrick Reed 2 and 1.