Winless Pettersen set to defend Match Play title

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“We were definitely tired coming to the back nine on the last match, and that’s also this tournament,” she said. “It’s a test of endurance and a test of who’s the last person standing. I think that when you’re in the final match and you’re playing against one of your friends, of course you still want to win, but you want to have a good match.

“And we did.”

Pettersen will face Jodi Ewart in her first-round match Thursday. Kerr is paired against Belen Mozo of Spain, Tseng drew Jeong Jang of South Korea, while Lewis will play fellow American Pat Hurst.

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