KAWAGOE, Japan (WFXR/AP) — Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent had a better round on Friday than his first outing on the course at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.
The former Virginia Tech golfer shot a four-under 67 in the second round of the men’s Olympic golf tournament, moving from 52nd to 34th in the standings and improving by seven strokes from his opening round.
American Xander Schauffele took the lead and stands at 11-under after round two, which was interrupted because of weather on Friday, with the conclusion scheduled for Saturday morning.
Schauffele is trying to treat the Olympics as just another golf tournament. His play in the second round showed a sense of urgency. He made two eagles and closed with three straight birdies to match the Olympic record at 63.
Schauffele has a one-shot lead over Carlos Ortiz of Mexico.
The star attraction is Hideki Matsuyama, and he was making a charge of his own. The Masters champion was 6 under for his round and three off the lead. He had a short birdie chance on the 17th hole when the round was suspended by storms.
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