Kiwi golfer Tim Wilkinson has made a flying start to the latest PGA tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Wilkinson opened the tournament with a seven-under 63 to currently be tied for second, two shots off the pace.

The Manawatu left hander is currently ranked 165 on tour and needs to get inside the top 125 by the end of this week's tournament to retain his card and qualify for the Fed Ex Cup playoffs.