21 Aug 2017

Wilkinson bags pay day in North Carolina

5:06 pm on 21 August 2017

The Manawatu golfer Tim Wilkinson has finished in a share of 14th place at the latest PGA tour event in North Carolina to earn himself a $160 thousand pay day.

New Zealand golfer Tim Wilkinson

New Zealand golfer Tim Wilkinson Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Wilkinson carded a three under par final round 67 to finish at 12 under for the tournament ten shots behind the winner Henrik Stenson of Sweden.

Wilkinson went into the final round in 18th position. An eagle on the 15th and three birdies helped to pull him up through the field.

Stenson clinched a one-stroke win to record his victory since the British Open last year.

The Swede reeled off three consecutive birdies from the 15th hole to take the lead before parring the demanding last, sinking his winning putt from inside three feet to edge young American Ollie Schniederjans at Sedgefield Country Club.

Stenson carded 64 to finish at 22-under-par 258 for his sixth PGA Tour victory.

Schniederjans also shot 64 for 21-under, while another American, Webb Simpson, finished four shots back in third place.

Davis Love III, at 53 seeking to become the oldest winner in tour history, finished eight shots adrift in a tie for 10th.