Kevin Kisner outlasted British Open champion Francesco Molinari and reached the Dell Technologies Match Play final.

It’s the second straight year for Kisner to reach the championship match at Austin Country Club, and the second straight year for an All-American final. Matt Kuchar won his semifinal match Sunday morning against Lucas Bjerregaard.

Kisner is the first player to lose in the opening round of group play and reach the final.

Francesco Molinari plays a shot from a bunker on the first hole during semifinal play against Kevin Kisner at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Francesco Molinari plays a shot from a bunker on the first hole during semifinal play against Kevin Kisner at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

He won on the 18th hole after Molinari, who birdied the previous two holes to square the match, three-putted from 25 feet above the hole. Kuchar took a 1-up lead on the 16th and held on. Bjerregaard made a birdie to extend the match on the 17th, but needing a birdie for extra holes, missed from 35 feet.

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Lucas Bjerregaard reacts as he plays a shot from a ledge on the second hole during semifinal play against Matt Kuchar at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Lucas Bjerregaard reacts as he plays a shot from a ledge on the second hole during semifinal play against Matt Kuchar at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Matt Kuchar smiles after winning the first hole during semifinal play against Lucas Bjerregaard at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Matt Kuchar smiles after winning the first hole during semifinal play against Lucas Bjerregaard at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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