Golf: Tim Wilkinson a chance for maiden PGA Tour title

Tim Wilkinson attempts a putt on the ninth green at the Puerto Rico Open. Photo / Getty
Tim Wilkinson attempts a putt on the ninth green at the Puerto Rico Open. Photo / Getty

New Zealand golfer Tim Wilkinson is in with a chance for his first PGA Tour title at the Puerto Rico Open.

Wilkinson is in a share of fourth at 13-under par, two shots off the lead after shooting a three-under 69 in his third round today.

The left-hander had four birdies and the solitary bogey to stay steady just behind the leaders, after he rocketed into contention with a nine-under 63 in his second round yesterday.

Wilkinson's best ever result in 145 PGA Tour starts is a second placed finish at the Texas Open in 2008. He has made seven cuts in nine events this season, but has yet to earn a top 20 finish.

Fellow Kiwis Danny Lee and Steven Alker also made the cut, with Lee in tied 56th at five-under, and Alker in a share of 65th and four-under.

American Chris Stroud leads at 15-under on a jam-packed leaderboard, with plenty of players out to match Wilkinson and chase a rare PGA Tour title.

- NZ Herald

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