RIO DE JANEIRO – Wyoming alum David Hearn fought through rainy conditions to improve to 1-over after shooting a 1-under 70 in the second round of Olympic competition on Friday. The Canadian golfer is tied for 37th place with two rounds remaining before an Olympic gold medal is awarded in the sport for the first time in 112 years.
Hearn, who teed off with the first group on Friday, started his second round at the Olympic Golf Course with two birdies in his first five holes. Notching another birdie on the ninth hole, Hearn made up for his bogey from two holes prior and finished the front nine with a 2-under 33.
Hearn was 1-over on the back nine, totaling 37 strokes. He improved three shots on Thursday’s score and has totaled 143 strokes through the first two rounds, which is one stroke over par on the par-71 Olympic Golf Course.
Australia’s Marcus Fraser continues to lead the competition at 10-under after shooting a 2-under 69 in the second round. Graham DeLaet, Hearn’s teammate for Canada, is tied for sixth after shooting an even-par 71 on Friday.