Marcus Fraser is in third going into the final round of the golf on Monday morning.
Marcus Fraser is in third going into the final round of the golf on Monday morning. Ben Curtis

RIO 2016: Fraser stays in contention for golf medal

GOLF: Australia's Marcus Fraser is still in the hunt for an Olympic medal despite a one-over 73 in the third round of the Rio Olympics tournament.

Fraser is in the bronze medal position on -9under trailing Britain's Justin Rose (-12) by three shots and British Open winner Henrik Stenson (-11) by two.

Rose shot a six-under 65 to grab the outright lead with th three to play together in the last group on Monday morning (AEST).

American Bubba Watson (-6), who carded a 67, is closest to Fraser in the race for the medals.

The overnight leader at -10, Fraser struggled with the wind at Marapendi.

"I felt a little bit scrappy out there,” he said.

"The wind direction didn't really suit me to be honest.

"It made some of those holes pretty long and I couldn't even reach some of the par-fours.

"But I was a little bit off and when you are a little way off in these conditions, on this golf course, it feels (like) you are a long way off.”

Fraser's teammate, Scott Hend, is on +1 for the tournament.


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