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.

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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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