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Xander Schauffele Leads Olympic Golf Tournament, Round 3 Tee Times Delayed

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Tokyo Olympics Golf Xander Shauffele
Tokyo Olympics Golf Xander Shauffele
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Team USA’s Xander Schauffele will try to keep the momentum going Saturday in Tokyo after a strong showing in the second round of the 2021 Olympic golf tournament

Schauffele, who entered Day 2 outside of the top 10, sunk two eagles that helped bring him to 11-under and one stroke ahead of Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz atop the Tokyo Olympics leaderboard. 

Repeated weather delays interrupted the second round, though that didn’t stop Schauffele from finishing with a 63 on the day. As a result of bad weather, 16 golfers — including Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, currently tied for third — were unable to finish Round 2.

The 16 golfers who didn’t finish the second round resumed play at 6:45 p.m. ET on Friday

Olympic tee times for the third round in Tokyo was pushed back to about 8:30 p.m. to 10:18 p.m. ET. 

The Tokyo Olympics current leaderboard as it stands after round two:

Xander Schauffele -11Carlos Ortiz -10Hideki Matsuyama -9Milto Pereira -8Alex Noren -8Sepp Straka -8