Danny Lee's season over after mixed round

MURRAY HILLS
Last updated 10:52 02/09/2014
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OFF THE PACE: Kiwi golfer Danny Lee failed to capitalise on a strong start at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Massachusetts.

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Danny Lee's season is over after an up and down final round left him middle of the pack in the latest PGA Tour event in the United States.

The Kiwi pro bagged six birdies but leaked three bogeys in his three-under 68 in the US$8million Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston course in Norton, Massachusetts.

Lee started well with two birdies in his first five holes, but dropped a shot on six before adding another birdie on seven. A dropped shot on nine dropped him back to one under for the day.

His back nine didn't start well with a bogey on 11, but he got things back on track with birdies on 12, 15 and 16 to sign for a three-under 68.

With earlier rounds of 74, 65 and 73, the 24-year-old finished on 280 - well adrift of the winner, American Chris Kirk, who finished 15 under par on 269 after rounds of 73, 66, 64 and 66.

Lee needed a low fourth round to remain in the FedEx Cup playoffs but it wasn't to be. While he improved his ranking from 96 to 88, it wasn't enough to earn a start in the rich BMW Championship event in Denver.

The BMW event caters for the top 70 players in the FedEx Cup rankings, with the top 30 players from that event contesting the final event of the season, the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Kirk climbed 16 placings in the FedEx Cup to claim the top spot, while three players - Australian Geoff Ogilvy and Americans Billy Horschel and Russell Henley - tied for second on 271 at 13 under.

All three had contrasting fortunes on the par five 18th - Henley closing with a birdie, Ogilvy a par and Horschel a bogey.

Horschel jumped 73 spots from 82 to nine in the FedEx Cup to keep his season alive, with Ogilvy also extending his season, moving up 72 spots to 28. Henley moved from 62 to 14. 

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