Match Play: Sean Martin's second-round predictions

Shane Lowry watches his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain on February 21, 2013 in Marana, Ariz.

Shane Lowry watches his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain on February 21, 2013 in Marana, Ariz.

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Our Sean Martin (follow him on Twitter here) makes his bold predictions for the second round at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship:

Carl Pettersson/Rickie Fowler def. Shane Lowry, 2 and 1: Yes, Lowry beat Rory McIlroy, but both players admit it was an ugly match. Pettersson is 1 up on Fowler on the 18th hole.

Alexander Noren def. Graeme McDowell, 2 and 1: Could Noren be one of this year's surprises? He made seven birdies in 13 holes Thursday.

Bubba Watson def. Jim Furyk, 3 and 2: Dove Mountain is a big course with wide fairways, perfect for Watson. He finished fourth here in 2011.

Jason Day def. Russell Henley, 1 up: Day rolled over Zach Johnson, 6 and 5. I look for that to continue.

Louis Oosthuizen def. Robert Garrigus, 3 and 2: I picked Oosthuizen to win this week, but Garrigus is a dangerous opponent. It's all about the putter for Garrigus.

Fredrik Jacobson def. Marcus Fraser, 2 and 1: Have to love the 13-12 matchup. Jacobson entered this tournament in good form, having finished in the top-10 at Pebble Beach and Riviera, and it looks like that form is continuing.

Justin Rose def. Nicolas Colsaerts, 1 up: This should be a good match, but I give the edge to Rose, who I think is still underrated.

Matt Kuchar def. Sergio Garcia, 3 and 2: Garcia barely escaped his first-round match, and Kuchar has a good record here, having advanced to at least the quarterfinals in each of the past two years.

Charles Howell III def. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano/Francesco Molinari, 4 and 3: Howell's good start to the season continues. Fernandez-Castano and Molinari have three holes remaining in their match.

Peter Hanson def. Webb Simpson, 1 up: I'm picking an upset here. Hanson was a quarterfinalist last year.

Martin Kaymer def. Rafael Cabrera-Bello, 1 up: The 2011 runner-up makes another run this year.

Hunter Mahan def. Richard Sterne, 3 and 2: The defending champion rolled, 5 and 4, over Matteo Manassero. Looks like he's enjoying his time at Dove Mountain.

Luke Donald def. Scott Piercy, 4 and 3: The 2011 champion is perfect for match play because of his steady play.

Nick Watney def. Steve Stricker, 2 and 1: Watney has advanced to the Round of 16 in all three of his appearances here. I expect that streak to continue.

Thorbjorn Olesen def. Tim Clark, 2 and 1: Olesen's stock is rising. This could be part of a big 2013.

Ian Poulter def. Bo Van Pelt, 4 and 3: I always favor the good putter in match play.

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