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Japan tour money winner Toru Taniguchi shrugged off illness and a poor start to finish in a tie for ninth when darkness descended midway through the second round of the rain-delayed U.S. Masters on Friday.

Torrential rain washed out play on Thursday, but when the tournament finally got underway Taniguchi was one of just six players to beat par in the first round, with a 1-under-par 71 in tough conditions at Augusta National.

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