RIO De JANEIRO, Brazil – Former University of Arkansas men’s golf star David Lingmerth continued his strong play at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Friday, carding a 1-under 70 to sit in a tie for 14th place in the 60-player field.
The Tranås, Sweden, native opened play Thursday with a 2-under 69. One of 12 players to shoot 70 or lower each of the first two rounds, Lingmerth is seven strokes off the lead with two rounds remaining. Lingmerth’s 69–71—139, trails countryman and recent Open Championship winner Henrik Stenson, who is in third place with a 134.
Players battled changing conditions today, opening play with in the rain and wind before a mostly cloudy finish with changing wind conditions that challenged the field.
Lingmerth repeated his round one success on the front nine in round two. The Razorback All-American opened with three consecutive birdies and played the next six holes even-par to make the turn at 3-under with a 32 for the second straight day.
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