In Japan, Guido Migliozzi bursts into the men's individual golf competition of the Tokyo Games. In the second round - suspended due to bad weather with 16 players still on the field, it will close only tomorrow before the start of the third round - the Vicenza player with a bogey free trial and a partial of 65 (-6) out of a total of 136 (71 65 , -6) strokes, goes back from 41 / a to 11 / a position.
The 24-year-old from Veneto, who "sees" the Top 10, is now five shots away from the American Xander Schauffele, the new leader with 131 (68 63, -11) after a record test.
Xander Schauffele, results
He holds Renato Paratore, from 41 / o to 39 / o with 141 (71 70, -1).
Al Kasumigaseki Country Club (East Course, par 71), a nice reaction from the big favorites on the eve. The Californian Schauffele, fifth in the world ranking, with a lap closed in 63 (-8), with two eagles, as many bogeys and six birdies, equaled the lowest round signed at the Olympics - first in 2016 by the Australian Marcus Fraser and the American Matt Kuchar (later bronze medal) and then, yesterday, by the Austrian Sepp Straka - as well as the primacy of the race course.
The 27-year-old from La Jolla has only one shot ahead of Mexican Carlos Ortiz, from 3 / o to 2 / o with a score of 132 (-10). But Hideki Matsuyama is also in full swing for the gold medal. King of The Masters this year (the first Japanese in the men's field to win a Major) the Japanese, who dreams of glory at home, is on the "-8" with two holes to play.
In third place, alongside him, with 134 (-8) are also Austrian Straka (leader after 18 holes), Chilean Mito Pereira and Alex Noren. Good performance also for Rory McIlroy (Northern Irish competing for Ireland), 7 / o with 135 (-7) as Shane Lowry (Ireland), Thai Jazz Janewattananond.
On the "-7" there is also Casey (Great Britain), but there is still a hole to be completed. The Americans Collin Morikawa (third in the world and fresh winner of The Open) and Patrick Reed share the 25th position with 139 (-3).
The men's individual golf competition at the Tokyo Games goes live. And Italy clings to the talent of Migliozzi, best blue in the world ranking (he is 72 / o) with two titles on the European Tour and this year already three times runner up on the top men's continental circuit and fourth at the US Open at absolute debut in a major.