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Seamus Power carded an eagle two on his way into the race for medals in Rio
The Waterford man is four shots off the podium places at the halfway stage.

Updated 19.30

WATERFORD’S SEAMUS POWER shot a 67 on day two of the Olympic golf tournament to move into a share of 10th place, four shots off the medal positions at the halfway stage.

The 29-year-old managed four birdies and an eagle two, but his two bogeys came either side of that super drive-and-putt 16th hole and left him -4 for the day.

Australia’s Marcus Fraser remains the outright leader on -10 after a 69. Belgium’s Thomas Pieters is just one shot back and Open champion Henrik Stenson is two off the lead. The Swede finished today with a 68 to leave him eight under par.

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Padraig Harrington meanwhile, twice hit back-to-back birdies but gave them all back on another mixed day for the Dubliner. The three-time Major winner looked steady up to the turn and again birdied the 9th and 10th, yet slipped to three bogeys in the following four holes before scrambling back to even par for the day with birdies on 17 and 18. Harrington remains -1 for the tournament.

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