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Lee shines as Wilkinson fades on PGA Tour

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 8/05/2016

Danny Lee hits his tee shot on the eighth hole during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 7, 2016 in North Carolina. © Jeff Gross/Getty Images Danny Lee hits his tee shot on the eighth hole during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 7, 2016 in North Carolina. A late blowout cost Tim Wilkinson dearly but he was part of a prominent New Zealand double act at the PGA Tour event in North Carolina.

Danny Lee unleashed a five-under 67 in his fourth round of the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte to charge from 36th place overnight to a share of ninth on five-under.

Wilkinson went in the opposite direction with his 73 to be one shot back in a tie for 11th.

Left-hander Wilkinson, who was seventh through three rounds, had improved to fourth place before dropping three strokes in his last three holes. Bunker problems resulted in a bogey on the 16th before he ditched two shots on another par-four, the 18th, after his tee shot found water.

It was nevertheless the best PGA Tour result for 37-year-old Wilkinson in two years and improves his points standing by a projected 14 places to 134th.

Kiwi No.1 Lee climbs to 67th in the tour rankings following a closing round which featured six birdies at the Quail Hollow Club. It sealed a third top-10 finish this season.

Lee was four shots behind winner James Hahn who beat fellow-American Roberto Castro in a play-off.

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