Ryan Fox struggled to make an impression on some of the world’s best players on the third day of the Olympic men’s golf tournament.

The 34-year-old Aucklander today first had to complete his second round, which was interrupted yesterday by bad weather when he had played 15 holes. He played the final three holes this morning one over par, so that after two rounds he had shot 70, 72 to be on par.

Fox desperately needed to make inroads in the third round because at the front of the field some golfers were posting very low scores.

Instead the New Zealander could only manage a 2 over par 72, which leaves him in a tie for 55th in a field of 60 as he enters the final day.

Fox finished in 39th in the men’s golf at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

The tournament is led by American Xander Schauffele, who has shot 68, 63, 68 to be 14 under par, one ahead of home favourite Hideki Matsuyama of Japan. Irishman McIlroy improved his position to be 11 under, in fifth place.

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