MARANA, Ariz. -- Fredrik Jacobson spent Thursday night practicing his putting in his hotel room. It lasted two hours. Maybe three.
The practice is paying off.
The 12th-seeded Jacobson posted another solid round to knock off 13th-seeded Marcus Fraser of Australia, 4 and 3, in the second round.
Jacobson reached the third round for the second time in four starts here. The last time he advanced this far, he lost to Tiger Woods. But now Woods is out and Jacobson is still alive and riding momentum of some good play recently.
"Every match is tough out there," Jacobson said. "You're just happy to sneak by and try to get through one at a time. But really excited to be in the third round."
Jacobson won the first two holes, including a birdie at the par-5 second. He stumbled with a bogey at the fourth, but won the next hole when Fraser bogeyed.
The Swede went 3 up with a birdie at the par-5 eighth. He bogeyed the 13th but posted consecutive birdies on the final two holes to close out the match.
Fraser failed to birdie a single hole Friday.
SCORECARD STATS: Jacobson carded four birdies and two bogeys. Fraser carded no birdies and two bogeys.
HOLES WON: Jacobson won six holes. Fraser won two holes.
NEXT OPPONENT: Jacobson plays Robert Garrigus in the third round of the Hogan bracket.
MARANA, Ariz. -- Marcus Fraser says he has a tendency to get down on himself. On Thursday, though, in a tight match with Keegan Bradley, the Aussie "backed" himself and came out with the upset win.
Neither player led more than 1 up during the match, and Fraser got the edge when it counted most, draining a 27-footer for birdie and a 1-up lead at the 17th hole. When he and Bradley both bogeyed the 18th hole, Fraser, who was ranked 13th in the Hogan bracket, had the surprise victory.
"I knew it was going to be obviously a tough match," Fraser said. "Keegan is a major winner and Ryder Cup player, so he's used to match play. Down the stretch he's probably one of the best in the game.
"It wasn't the prettiest match. ... But as I said before, it's match play, you can play really well and get rolled or you can play average and hang in there. And that's what I did today, hung in there and made a nice putt on 17, which really helped. ... I just backed myself. That was the difference."
Neither player played particularly well -- Fraser shot 2 over and Bradley was 4 over after holing a shot from the ninth fairway for eagle and making six bogeys. Fraser plays Fredrik Jacobson in the second round.
"I'm probably the shortest player here this week, but that doesn't worry me," Fraser said. "... I've been used to that for the last 11 years playing in Europe, I'm usually first to hit, so sometimes that's a good thing in match play, first to hit, try and stick one nice and close to put them under the pump. There is a positive to being short, and I might have found it in match play today."