Danny Lee finishes well in PGA Tour event

MATT RICHENS
Last updated 10:12 07/07/2014
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IN THE ZONE: Kiwi golfer Danny Lee had a solid final round in West Virginia to finish 16th equal at the Grennbrier Classic.

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Kiwi golfer Danny Lee book-ended his latest PGA Tour tournament, the US$7.4m Grennbrier Classic in West Virginia, with low rounds to secure just his third top 25 finish of the season. 

He finished in a tie for 16th.

After starting with a five-under par 65, Lee recorded a pair of one-over 71s over the weekend before finishing this morning with a four-under 66 to get to seven-under.

That was good enough for the 23-year-old to leap from a tie for 43rd to a 16th equal.

Lee had five birdies and a single bogey in his final round, picking up three shots on the back nine.

Lee's result is projected to lift him from 110th on the PGA Tour's points race, the FedEx Cup, to 100th. 

Fellow Kiwi Tim Wilkinson had a final round even-par 70 to finish the event at one-under and in a tie for 57th. 

He is projected to drop from 102nd to 103rd in the overall standings.

The top 125 players at season-end retain their card for next year. 

Two-time major winner Angel Cabrera won the tournament, shooting a final round six-under 64 which included holing out for eagle on the par four 13th from 161m. 

Cabrera finished the event at 16-under par, two shots clear of American George McNeill.

Cabrera was expected to jump from 158th on the FedEx standing to 54th. 

Overnight leader Billy Hurley III shot a three-over 73 to drop back and finish in a seven-way tie for fourth.

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