Rio Olympics: Tabuena tumbles out of medal contention


Posted at Aug 13 2016 06:28 PM

Miguel Luis Tabuena (PHI) of the Philippines watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the second round of the men's Olympic golf competition. Andrew Boyers, Reuters

Filipino golfer Miguel Tabuena crashed out of medal contention at the Rio Olympics after netting a four-over par 75 on Friday.

Tabuena, who was bothered by a bum right shoulder, bogeyed the opening par-5 hole and had difficulties recovering the rest of the way in the second round.

His outing on Friday left him in a share of 54th place.

"I played with what I had," he said in "(The pain) started on Thursday morning for some reason, it's not that painful but it's bad enough to make me think about it instead of my golf game."

"If this was not the Olympics and if I wasn't playing with the flag on my shirt, I would've pulled out already last night pa."

But Tabuena hopes he can still pull off a miracle in the third round.

"We have two more days but anything can happen," said the Philippine Open champion. "Hopefully, I can go out (and shoot low) tomorrow, that's the only chance we can get a medal.

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