By Mark Lamport-Stokes
MARANA, Arizona (Reuters) - Defending champion Hunter Mahan booked his place in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship final with a commanding 4&3 victory over 2010 winner Ian Poulter at Dove Mountain on Sunday.
On a bitterly cold and windy morning, American Mahan sealed victory with a matching birdie at the driveable par-four 15th, sinking a four-footer after Englishman Poulter had rolled in a seven-foot putt.
Mahan will face compatriot Matt Kuchar in the title match later on Sunday at Dove Mountain's Ritz-Carlton Golf Club.
Kuchar came from one down after three holes to beat Australian Jason Day 4&3 and will appear in the Match Play final for the first time after reaching at least the last eight for three years in a row.
(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes; Editing by Gene Cherry)
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