All level at halfway at World Match Play

Australian Robert Allenby renewed battle with American Anthony Kim at the Volvo World Match Play semi-finals in Spain today – and as they shook hands all square at lunch television commentator Wayne Riley described it as a “no love lost” clash.

Australian Robert Allenby renewed battle with American Anthony Kim at the Volvo World Match Play semi-finals in Spain today – and as they shook hands all square at lunch television commentator Wayne Riley described it as a “no love lost” clash.

The other game between England’s Ross Fisher and Masters champion Angel Cabrera was also level at the midway point, Fisher winning three of the last five morning holes to get back on terms.

Allenby and Kim met in the Presidents Cup singles only three weeks ago. Kim won 5&3, but what attracted far more publicity were Allenby’s accusations of late-night drinking by his opponent on the eve of their duel.

Both agreed the scoreline was about right for how they played in the morning, Kim going round in an approximate three under par 69 and Allenby 70.

Cabrera turned one-up and tripled his advantage when Fisher bogeyed the short 12th and he pitched to six feet at the 13th.

Fisher made a 12-footer on the 14th and the Argentinian paid for following his opponent into a bunker at the 15th as Fisher was the one to get up and down.

Then Fisher took the par five last with a birdie and although he was round in 72 to Cabrera’s 70 they were all square.

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