Xander Schauffele relocated right into the midway lead at the Men’s Olympic Golf competitors at the Tokyo Olympics, as Rory McIlroy and also Shane Lowry both raised the leaderboard.
The American heads right into the weekend break on 11 under and also with a one-shot benefit over Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz, that had actually established the first club target with a second-round 67, with Alex Noren and also Masters champ Hideki Matsuyama in the team of 4 gamers 3 off the speed in tied-third, which additionally consisted of shock preliminary leader Sepp Straka from Austria, that included a 2nd round 71 to his opening up 63.
Matsuyama was 6 under for his round with 2 openings to finish when play was put on hold momentarily time because of the danger of lightning, having actually been stopped for virtually two-and-a-half hrs previously in the day, with the residence favourite currently requiring to return on Saturday early morning to complete his 2nd round. He was linked
The Japanese gamer was among 16 gamers not able to end up on Friday, with Team GB’s Paul Casey 4 off the speed with one opening to play and also South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout attending to a putt on the last environment-friendly when the horn seemed around 5.20pm neighborhood time.
Casey is signed up with on 7 under by Lowry, that blended 7 birdies with a bogey throughout his six-under 65, with McIlroy additionally 4 off the speed in spite of shutting his second-round 66 with a final-hole bogey.
Open champ Collin Morikawa, Patrick Reed and also Tommy Fleetwood are done in the team on 3 under, while Justin Thomas was one under for the event with one opening to finish of his 2nd round.
An irritated Fleetwood went down a shot on the 18th opening for the 2nd time today after gathering two-under 69. “Knocking that three of four footer in on the last and I would feel completely different. I got a lot of work to do over the weekend.”
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