Kresge, in his first year playing on the PGA Tour Champions circuit, finished tied for 10th at the MasterCard Japan Championship on Sunday at Narita Golf Club.
It was the first top-10 finish for Kresge on the 50-and-older tour, and the $60,000 he earned moved him up to 62nd on the Charles Schwab Cup list with $109,938.
Kresge shot even-par scores in the first and third rounds. In between, he posted a 6-under 66. That left him at 6 under for the 54-hole tournament. He finished tied with Colin Montgomerie and Paul Goydos.
Scott McCarron had three birdies on the back nine and closed with a 5-under 67 for a three-shot victory over Billy Andrade (68) and Kirk Triplett (69).
McCarron, who finished at 13-under 203 at Narita Golf Club, won for the third time this year to extend his lead in the Charles Schwab Cup.