Kiwis line up healthy paydays on the PGA Tour

03:12, May 28 2014
Danny Lee
SLIPPERY SLOPE: Danny Lee fails to make the cut in PGA Tour event after leading after the first day.

Tim Wilkinson and Danny Lee are in line for handy paydays should they finish the latest PGA Tour tournament well today.

Wilkinson and Lee were both inside the top-40 of the $7.49 million Crowne Plaza Invitational tournament in Texas.

Lee shot a two-under 68 to move from 47th to a tie for 37th at two-under for the tournament while Wilkinson's one-under 69 had him in a tie for 18th at four-under par.

Wilkinson was just three behind a four-way share of the lead.

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama raced to the front with a six-under 64 on moving day and was joined at seven-under by a trio of Americans - David Toms, Chad Campbell and Chris Stroud.

Wilkinson again showed he is one of the best long-putters on the tour, sinking a 48-foot effort for birdie three on the 373m par-four 10th.

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Lee's front and back nines were identical. He started both with two birdies, followed by a par, a bogey, then five more pars.

Meanwhile, Michael Hendry fell out of contention at the Kansai Open on the Japan Tour following a five-over 77 in the third round.

He was tied for 38th at four-under par, 10 shots behind the leader.

David Smail missed the cut.

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