Justin Thomas enjoys another short round in Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas /March 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Justin Thomas is the top seed remaining in the Dell Technologies Match Play and performing like one.

Thomas went only 13 holes for the second straight match in a 6-and-5 victory over Si Woo Kim. He advanced to the quarterfinals Saturday afternoon and moved one step closer to a chance to become No. 1 in the world.

Thomas, the No. 2 seed, and seventh-seeded Sergio Garcia were the only top-10 seeds to advance out of group play. Garcia lost in the fourth round to Kyle Stanley.

Ian Poulter won his fourth-round match against Louis Oosthuizen, putting him close to reaching the top 50 in the world. That would earn him a spot in the Masters.

Patrick Reed, one day after knocking out Jordan Spieth, lost to Alex Noren.

By DOUG FERGUSON ,By Associated Press – published on STL.News by St. Louis Media, LLC (R.A)