MARANA - US Open champion Justin Rose edged upset-minded American Scott Piercy 1 up Wednesday to prevent a total England ouster in round one of the World Golf Championships Match Play Championship. Rose, the top seed in his quarter of the bracket in the 64-man event, didn't break par until a long eagle putt at the 11th hole to square the match, then nursed a lead off a birdie at the 12th into the clubhouse. "It wasn't a classic, but it didn't need to be," Rose said. "I kept saying to myself, 'I've got all day to beat him,' and that's the way it turned out." The opening day of the $9 million event at Dove Mountain produced only a record-low nine upsets according to seedings, but three of them were suffered by Englishmen -- Lee Westwood and past champions Ian Poulter and Luke Donald.–AFP