Alex Noren powers into semi-finals

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• Alex Noren beats Johan Carlsson to book semi-final spot
• The Swede made eight birdies and an eagle in their match
• Englishmen Wall, Morrison and Fisher also make it through


Swede Alex Noren produced a stunning display of golf to book his place in the Paul Lawrie Match Play semi-finals as he looks to complete a unique Scottish double.

The 34-year-old, who triumphed in the adverse weather conditions of Castle Stuart one month ago, seized upon the glorious conditions at Archerfield Links this morning to defeat fellow countryman Johan Carlsson 4&2.
"It's amazing to get a day like this in Scotland" - Alex Noren

The imperious performance included eight birdies and an eagle - with five of those birdies and the eagle coming in the first six holes - which left Carlsson, who himself played well being five-under-par through 16 holes, struggling to keep up.

"It was fantastic," said a delighted Alex Noren afterwards. "Johan played great and maybe the only thing he didn't do as well was putting - because his tee shots and short game were excellent. I love this course and it's amazing to get a day like this in Scotland."

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Alex Noren is the only non-Englishman in the Paul Lawrie Match Play semi-finals, after Oliver Fisher, Anthony Wall and James Morrison also booked their spots.

Fisher made hard work of seeing off Maximilian Kieffer after being 3UP after five holes. The German brought their match back to A/S by the tenth three hole wins in a row from the 13th-15th saw Fisher home 3&2.

Wall, meanwhile, chipped in at the last to beat Haydn Porteous 2UP, while Morrison produced a solid back nine to beat Alejandro Canizares 4&2, who faltered after excelling to beat Matt Fitzpatrick yesterday.

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