KIWI PRO WATCH: LEE HAS DISAPPOINTING FINISH IN TENNESSEE

11/06/2012

New Zealand No.1 Danny Lee has had a disappointing finish to the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Tennessee when he carded a three over par 73 in the final round.

The 21-year-old Korean born Kiwi, who opened with rounds of 69, 70 and 71, to be tied 31st and only six shots off the lead, dropped 18 places in the final round that included five bogeys and two in the final two holes.

Lee, who will climb to 143rd in the Fed EX Cup rankings, finished nine shots back from American winner Dustin Johnson who delivered a fine first win since coming back from injury with a four under par 66 in the final round.
 
Wilkinson secures 12th in Mexico
 
Manawatu professional Tim Wilkinson has saved his best for last with a six under par 66 in the final round of the Mexico Open to claim outright 12th place.

The former PGA Tour player, who began in a share of 26th place after rounds of 73, 67 and 73, climbed 14 places with his round of four birdies and an eagle at the El Bosque Golf Club.

Wilkinson finished on a nine under par total only three shots back from the champion American Lee Williams coming up just short of his best performance on the Nationwide Tour in 2012 after his tie for ninth at Panama.

It is an important result for the 33-year-old from Palmerston North who is currently 56th on the Nationwide Order of Merit and needs to finish the season inside the top 25 on the money list to automatically qualify for the PGA Tour.

Compatriot Steven Alker, who is 51st on the Nationwide Tour money list, also climbed in the final round with a two under par 70 elevating him 12 places to a share of 33rd.
 
 

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