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Medford’s Wu winds up strong at Waialae

Medford native shoots final round of 4-under, in Sony Open’s top 20

Dylan Wu finished the Sony Open the same way he started: with a bunch of birdies in paradise.

Similar to his opening round Thursday, Wu again excelled on the back nine Sunday at sunny Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, cashing in four birdies without a bogey en route to a 4-under 66 final round.

It was a bounce-back performance by the 25-year-old Medford native and St. Mary’s High grad, who finished at 13 under for the tournament, 10 strokes behind winner Hideki Matsuyama and good for a share of 20th place.

Wu had six birdies on the day, giving him 20 for the tournament, tied for 17th among all players, to go along with 42 pars and nine bogeys.

With his 20th-place performance, Wu earned 39 Fed Ex Cup points and $79,018.

Playing his first year on the PGA Tour, Wu briefly take a share of the lead Friday, when he also shot a 4-under 66, before settling into a fifth-place tie.

Wu entered Saturday’s third round at 9 under for the tournament, the same score he took into Sunday’s final round — a factor that resulted in Wu dropping to a tie for 27th.

During Thursday’s opening round, Wu shot up the leaderboard thanks to five birdies in his first nine holes as he started his first round on the back nine.

Rising as high as tied for 11th as he made the turn, Wu continued his strong first round, finishing with a 5-under 65 to sit in a tie for 16th place.

Medford native Dylan Wu finished at 13 under at the PGA Tour’s Sony Open, good for a share of 20th place.