They were 1000 kilometres apart and stuck in America’s Midwest but Danny Lee and Nick Voke drew on their Kiwi spirit and finished off the weekend well with solid placings in their respective US tournaments.
Danny Lee hit 11 of 18 greens in regulation during his final round at the PGA Tour’s 3M Open in Blaine Minnesota, finishing at 11-under for the tournament after a final round of 69.
Lee finished his round tied for 26th at 11-under with Michael Thompson securing the victory on 19-under and Adam Long was outright 2nd on 17-under.
Michael Thompson picked up his second PGA TOUR victory after winning The Honda Classic in 2013. The victory earned the 34-year-old a place in next week’s WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
Fellow Kiwi Tim Wilkinson finished tied for 53rd with 7-under after an eve par 71 on Sunday.
Ten hours south of Minnesota across two state borders, Nick Voke shot a 5-under 67 to move up 11 places from his Saturday result and finish tied for 34th on 11-under.
At the Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield Missouri, Voke shot 6 birdies in his best round of the weekend, finishing 10 shots behind winner Max McGreevy on 21-under.
Fellow Kiwi Steven Alker finished 3-under for the tournament after an even-par 72 on Sunday.