Tim Wilkinson makes another strong PGA start

Last updated 08:55 20/06/2014
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IN CONTENTION: Kiwi golfer Tim Wilkinson is tied for seventh at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

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Tim Wilkinson has made another strong start on the PGA Tour, firing a four-under 66 to be tied for 11th after day one of the $7.1m Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

The Manawatu lefty's bogey free round featured four birdies and 14 pars as he came home hot, picking up shots on the 12th, 14th and 15th holes.  

The 35-year-old has had a happy knack of shooting well in the opening round of PGA tournaments this year, but has struggled to keep it up for four rounds. 

He is 119th in the FedEx Cup points race and has only finished inside the top 10 twice this season from his 18 starts and inside the top 25 just three times. 

Danny Lee is also playing in the tournament, but shot a two-over 72 to be stuck in a tie for 122nd. 

American Brendan Steele is the leader at eight-under. His 62 included an eagle two on his opening hole.

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