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Pagunsan drops to 20th after two rounds in Olympic men’s golf

TOKYO—Juvic Pagunsan fired a two-over 73 and dropped to a tie for 25th after two rounds of men’s individual golf action in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday at Kasumigaseki Country Club.

Failing to build on a promising start, Pagunsan was bogged down by bogeys on holes No. 5 and No. 8 plus two more at the back nine.

That seven-shot turnaround dropped the Filipino to three-under-par overall as he fell 20 places down the standings.

The 43-year-old Japan Tour regular is now eight shots off the lead going into Saturday’s third round.

Inclement weather halted the proceedings for nearly two hours and then another break ended the round for good, leaving a few golfers needing to finish their rounds.

Xander Schauffele crawled out of 12th place and ended the second round on top after shooting a 63 and assembling an 11-under total. He was a stroke better than Mexico’s Carlo Ortiz, who shot a 67.

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

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