Volvo World Match Play Championship. Poulter Exits May 17 2013

South African Thomas Aiken beat Ian Poulter on the final green, and in doing so secured his spot in the last 16 of the Volvo World Match Play Championship and send the 2011 winner home after the group stage at the Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort, Bulgaria. Thomas Aiken  (Getty Images) Thomas Aiken / Getty Images Thomas was overjoyed to beat Ian; “It's fantastic to be here for the rest of the week, it all starts again tomorrow, another 36 holes.  I had two tough matches today, Thongchai this morning, we played some really good golf, the back nine, every hole was won with birdie pretty much. Then this afternoon against Ian, I got off to a good start and got it to two up, but as you expect from him, he came back. All square with two to play, and fortunately I just didn't make any mistakes on the last couple of holes and he made an error on the last." Ian said his play had been unacceptable; "I have no excuses, there is no excuse for that display of golf over the last two days. I should have been able to finish the match off. My concentration was simply not there and therefore you make mental errors when you have not used your brain. It's completely unacceptable." The defending Champion Nicolas Colsaerts beat Kiradech Aphibarnrat and made it through to the last 16. He said he was able to keep the ball in play a little better than yesterday; "I played a little better of course, I kept the ball in play a bit more than yesterday. That's what the plan was, so mission accomplished." Morning results, winnners in Blue;
WAL Jamie DONALDSON 5&3 Brett RUMFORD AUS
SWE Carl PETTERSSON 1 Hole Scott JAMIESON SCO
ITA Francesco MOLINARI 4&3 Felipe AGUILAR CHI
BEL Nicolas COLSAERTS 3&2 Kiradech APHIBARNRAT THA
RSA Richard STERNE 5&4 Geoff OGILVY AUS
RSA George COETZEE 3&2 Shane LOWRY IRL
THA Thongchai JAIDEE 1 Hole Thomas AIKEN RSA
ENG Chris WOOD 2&1 Stephen GALLACHER SCO
Afternoon results, winners in Blue;
ESP Gonzalo FDEZ-CASTAÑO 3&2 Brett RUMFORD AUS
DEN Thorbjørn OLESEN 5&3 Scott JAMIESON SCO
SWE Henrik STENSON 3&1 Felipe AGUILAR CHI
RSA Branden GRACE Match Halved Kiradech APHIBARNRAT THA
USA Bo VAN PELT Match Halved Geoff OGILVY AUS
SWE Peter HANSON 5&4 Shane LOWRY IRL
ENG Ian POULTER 1 Hole Thomas AIKEN RSA
NIR Graeme MCDOWELL 4&2 Stephen GALLACHER SCO