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Golf: Fraser still leads but crowded at top; USA dragging

Golf - Olympics: Day 7

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Marcus Fraser of Australia hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the golf on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Australia’s Marcus Fraser followed up his first round 63 with a second round 69, and still leads the chase for gold at 10-under after two rounds of the Rio Olympics.

Belgium’s Thomas Pieters is a stroke back, and Henrik Stenson is two back at 8-under. Six other golfers are within five strokes of the lead.

Matt Kuchar has made a little headway for the United States, which is struggling on the Olympic Golf Course. Kuchar shot 70 and is 3-under, tied for 14th.

Watson shot 67, making up for his 73 in the first round. He’s tied for 18th, one stroke ahead of Patrick Reed’s 1-under.

Rickie Fowler shot 71, and is in 50th and 4-over.

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