Tim Wilkinson going well in Hawaii PGA comp

MATT RICHENS
Last updated 14:41 12/01/2014

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Kiwi golfer Tim Wilkinson looks on track for a handy pay-day in his first PGA Tour start of the year.

The 35-year-old from Palmerston North shot a two-under par 68 in the third round of the Sony Open in Hawaii today to move from a tie for 42nd to a tie for 40th with a round to go.

Wilkinson turned in even par, but made three birdies on the first seven holes of his back nine.

He gave a shot back at the eighth hole but birdied his final one to finish the round at two under and sit five under for the tournament.

Wilkinson had his worst day of the tournament off the tee but putted strongly to stay on the right side of the ledger.

Wilkinson is seven shots behind third round leader Chris Kirk (-12) who holds a one shot lead from fellow Americans Will Wilcox and Harry English (-11).

Danny Lee was also playing in the tournament, but missed the cut following rounds of 73 and 68.

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