Marcus Fraser leads by one shot after 36 holes of the Olympic Golf tournament in Rio (Photo: Getty Images)
Australia's Marcus Fraser will take a one-shot lead heading into the weekend of the Olympic Golf tournament in Rio.
Fraser, 38, added a second-round 69 to his course-record 63 to post a 10-under total after 36 holes.
Belgium's Thomas Pieters trimmed the deficit to one shot after firing a solid 66, with Sweden's Open champion Henrik Stenson a further shot back thanks to a 68.
Team GB's Justin Rose lies a further two shots back on 6-under in a tie for fourth with France's Gregory Bourdy.
Open champion Henrik Stenson lies two shots back in third (Photo: Getty Images)
Fraser, who has won three European Tour titles in his career, with his last coming in February of this year in Malaysia, is taking all the positives about playing with Stenson on a Saturday.
“Any time you play with Stenson on the weekend, you know you’re doing something right," said Fraser, who leads the Asian Tour money list.
Further down the leaderboard, Team USA will need to motor on the weekend with Matt Kuchar seven strokes back, two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson eight adrift, Patrick Reed nine shots off the pace and Rickie Fowler 14 shots behind.