Sydney’s Matt Jones has made a significant move in the FedEx Cup standings on the back of a top-five finish at the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas.

Matt JonesA third round of 6-under 65 had Jones inside the top five with a round to play but a six-shot deficit from leader Sung Kang was too much to make up, Jones firing a 4-under 67 as Kang recorded a two-shot win from Matt Every and Scott Piercy.

With two top-15 finishes this season Jones started the Byron Nelson in 111th position on the FedEx Cup, his best finish since the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2015 propelling him up to 89th.

Given he was forced to play in the Tour playoff series in order to keep his card for this year, the result provides Jones with something of a buffer as the TOUR heads into the meaty section of the season.

Although Jones was the only Australian to finish inside the top-30 Cameron Davis completed a solid week with a Sunday 68 that moved him up 14 places into a tie for 35th, fellow PGA TOUR rookie Curtis Luck a further shot back in a tie for 43rd.

AT&T Byron Nelson
Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, Texas
T5Matt Jones65-70-65-67—267$US267,810
T35Cameron Davis67-69-70-68—274$36,488
T43Curtis Luck71-67-66-71—275$23,084
MCJohn Senden73-68—141 
MCRod Pampling70-72—142 
MCStuart Deane73-74—147 
MCTodd Balkin75-74—149