Olympics-Golf-Schauffele clings to gold medal position as Matsuyama lurks

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A slow-burning Olympic golf tournament roared to life on Saturday as American Xander Schauffele fought off attacks on all fronts to cling to a one-shot lead heading into the final round. Overnight leader by a stroke, Schauffele was stalked relentlessly by playing partners Hideki Matsuyama and Carlos Ortiz at Kasumigaseki Country Club but he broke clear with a birdie on the 18th to card 68 for a 14-under total of 199. A stroke behind Schauffele, Japan's Matsuyama drained a clutch putt for par on 18 to finish with a four-under 67, while Mexico's Ortiz (69) held the bronze medal position alongside consistent Briton Paul Casey (66) after a bogey on the last.

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