Leishman around the mark

Marc Leishman acknowledges the crowd after a birdie on the eighth hole during the final round of the Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons in Dallas, Texas. Picture: Getty Images

Marc Leishman acknowledges the crowd after a birdie on the eighth hole during the final round of the Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons in Dallas, Texas. Picture: Getty Images

WARRNAMBOOL'S Marc Leishman has finished tied for third in the Byron Nelson Championship in Texas.

Leishman carded a final round two-under 68 to finish in a two-way tie for third, four shots behind winner, American Brendon Todd.

Leishman made a flying start to his round on Monday morning, making birdies on the first two holes, catapulting him into a share of the lead.

Birdies at the seventh and eighth holes kept him on top of the leaderboard as he went out in four-under 31 on the front nine.

But bogeys at the 11th, 13th and 15th holes derailed his challenge. He bounded back with a birdie on the 16th on the way to his 68.

It was a consistent week for Leishman, who opened with a four-under 66 before adding three consecutive 68s. It's the first time this year on the US PGA Tour he's shot four consecutive rounds in the 60s and under par.

The strong week was Leishman's third top-five finish this season and elevated him 29 places  to 49th in the Fed Ex Cup standings.

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