Ireland’s Seamus Power had one of the low rounds of the day with a 67, enough to move the youngster into a tie for tenth on four under.
Compatriot Padraig Harrington was inconsistent in trickier conditions in Rio and could only shoot even par.
Masters Champion Danny Willett, Great Britain’s other representative in Rio, is tied alongside Harrington on minus one in a tie for 22nd.
Matt Kuchar remains the USA’s best hope on four under par, one shot better than compatriot Bubba Watson, who holed out from the fairway for eagle on the par four fifth as part of a round of 67.
Golf returns to the Olympics in Rio following a sustained absence, and tomorrow will be the first ever ‘moving day’ at the Games for 112 years.
Olympic Men’s Golf, Day 2 Leaderboard
-10 Marcus Fraser (Australia)
-9 Thomas Pieters (Belgium)
-8 Henrik Stenson (Sweden)
-6 Gregory Bourdy (France), Justin Rose (Great Britain)
-5 Rafa Cabrera Bello (Spain), Graham de Laet (Canada) Danny Lee (South Korea), Fabian Gomez (Argentina)
-4 Alex Cejka (Germany), Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark), Seamus Power (Ireland), Cheng Tsung Pan (Chinese Taipei)
-1 Padraig Harrington (Ireland), Danny Willett (Great Britain)
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