Tuesday 6 December 2016

Harrington falls behind the leaders but Power keeps in touch after brilliant second round

Published 12/08/2016 | 19:27

Seamus Power has moved into contention in the Olympic golf tournament after a second round 67, which leaves him on four under par.

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Australian Marcus Fraser still leads the pack but despite a two under par round to bring him to -10 overall, he now leads Belgian Thomas Pieters by just one stroke and Open champion Henrik Stenson by two.

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Power's strong round leaves him in a tie for ninth, which isn't a bad place to be with two rounds to go.

Birdies at five, seven, ten and eleven put the Waterfordian in an enviable position on the back nine, before he sandwiched an eagle at 16 with bogeys at 15 and 17.

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His team-mate Padraig Harrington is three shots back on -1 after shooting a round of level par. It could have been much worse for the three-time Major champion, with the Dubliner needing birdies at 17 and 18 to keep under par heading into the weekend.

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