RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (August 18, 2016) -- Leona Maguire went low with a 6-under 65 on the second day of the Women's Olympic Tournament to move to 3-under and into a tie for 22nd with fellow amateur Albane Valenzuela.
Maguire, representing Ireland, bookmarked her front nine at the Olympic Golf Course with birdies on the 1st and 9th holes to turn in 2-under 33. The Duke star continued her strong play on the back nine with five more birdies and just one bogey. Maguire birdied Nos. 10, 11, 13, 14 and 18.
Beginning with her birdie on the 9th Maguire birdied five of six holes.
Valenzuela of Switzerland followed up her first round even-par 71 with a second round 3-under 68. The incoming Stanford freshman got off to a quick start with three birdies in her first five holes and turned in 3-under 32. On the inward nine Valenzuela played even-par golf with two birdies and two bogeys.
Overall it was a six birdie, three bogey day.
Hong Kong's Tiffany Chan carded a 4-over 75 in her second round. Chan, a senior at USC, struggled throughout the day, namely on the 11th and 14th holes when she triple-bogeyed then double-bogeyed.
Chan was able to keep her round afloat with four birdies on the 3rd, 12th, 16th and 17th holes.
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