Juvic falters in 2nd round

TOKYO—Juvic Pagunsan faltered with a two-over 73 to drop into a tie for 25th place after two rounds of men’s individual play in golf at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

Failing to build on a promising start, Pagunsan had a promising 5-under 66 in the first round at the Kasumigaseki Country Club course, but hobbled with bogeys on Nos. 5 and No. 8 and two more coming home for a seven-shot turnaround.

He dropped to three-under-par overall, 20 places down the standings.

The 43-year-old Pagunsan, a Japan Tour, was eight shots off the lead going into Saturday’s third round.

Inclement weather stopped play for nearly two hours and then another downpour halted the round for good, leaving a few golfers needing to finish the second round early Saturday.

Xander Schauffele squeezed out of 12th place to lead the second round following a 63 for an 11-under total. He was a shot up on Mexico’s Carlo Ortiz (67).

First round leader Sepp Straka of Austria fired an even 71 and slipped to a tie for third at eight-under.


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