Kolkata: Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane made the most of the limited opportunities on the second day of the men’s golf event at the Tokyo Olympics before poor weather conditions suspended play on Friday.
Lahiri, who resumed his competition on a tied-eighth position at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, was on a par score by the 16th green when play was called off.
Mane, however, completed his second round and put up a better show than in the opening round to climb to a tied-57 spot on the provisional leaderboard. He was last in the standings after Thursday’s round.
Lahiri, competing at his second straight Games after Rio, carded two birdies and two bogeys by the 16th green, and was on par score before play was halted. He and 15 other golfers will resume their second round on Saturday at 4:15 am IST before starting the third round at about 6 am IST.
The big built Udayan Mane, meanwhile, carded two-under 69 in the second round with three birdies and two bogeys to gain positions.
Meanwhile, there was some good news in the golfers’ camp as Diksha Dagar, a second women’s golfer, made the cut for the ongoing Games by securing a place in the main field after Paula Reto of South Africa and Sarah Schober of Austria pulled out of the event.
Dagar will join Aditi Ashok at the Kasumigaseki Country Club when the women’s competition begins next Thursday (August 5).