21 Nov 2010

Wilkinson and Alker through to last stage of Q-school

12:42 pm on 21 November 2010

New Zealand golfers Tim Wilkinson and Steven Alker have qualified for a final shot at a place on the world's richest tour, the US PGA.

Manawau lefthander Wilkinson tied for eighth and Waikato's Alker was ninth at their respective Q-school tournaments in the USA - so both will play next month's final stage in Florida, a six-round tournament where only the low 25 and ties are exempt on the 2011 PGA Tour.

North Harbour's Mike Hendry's yet to tee off in his fourth round but he's looking good to also qualify, sitting fourth equal on seven under par, six off the pace at the Bear Creek tournament in California - one of six qualifiers scattered across America.

Rotorua's Danny Lee's finished his round, also at Bear Creek, but it looks like he's through too. Now tied for 13th, the only ones yet to tee off are all above him on the leaderboard.

Bradley Iles blew his chance with a four over 76 in Texas, finishing in a share of 28th.