Top-10 finish for Tim Wilkinson at Pebble Beach

MATT RICHENS
Last updated 14:38 10/02/2014

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New Zealand golfer Tim Wilkinson slipped back on the final day of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but secured a valuable top-10 finish.

The 35-year-old Manawatu player shot a final round one-over 73 to drop from a tie for second to a tie for seventh at six-under which leaps him from 121st on the PGA Tour's money list to 74th.

Wilkinson played the final round with eventual winner Jimmy Walker, but Walker's six-shot buffer proved enough to keep him away from several fast-finishing competitors. 

Dustin Johnson and Jim Renner got to 10-under and Walker stood on the final tee with just a one-shot lead.

After taking iron off the tee and still missing the fairway on the narrow par-five last, Walker had to sink a nervy four-footer for par and a two-over round of 74 to secure his third win of the season.

Wilkinson struggled throughout and was on the cusp of dropping out of the top 10 heading to the tournament's 72nd hole.

But while Walker had to battle to make par, Wilkinson hit his brilliant approach shot to tap-in range for his third birdie of the day. Unfortunately he also made four bogeys.

Wilkinson seventh is his best finish of the season, his 13th top 10 on the PGA Tour.

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