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Dyson rallies in Qatar Masters
12:12pm Friday 25th January 2013 in Sport
LEVEL par will have hardly sounded any better for York’s king of swing Simon Dyson.
World golf’s number 73, was on the cusp of being edged out of the third and fourth rounds of the Qatar Masters in which the halfway cut was looming ominously near.
But Dyson followed up his opening round 71 with a level-par 72 to squeeze in by the margin of a single shot.
Six pars on the belt were followed by a repeat of the woe of his first round as he bogeyed the seventh for the second successive time.
Dyson eked out a birdie on the par-four 11th only to drop another shot on the 14th. But at the very next hole, a par-four of 470 yards, the 35-year-old delivered his second birdie of the day to make the cut in the $2½ million European Tour tournament.
However, there was no such relief for Harrogate GC’s John Parry.
The Knaresborough-born player missed out by one shot after hitting a second consecutive level-par 72.
Australia’s Marcus Fraser led the field at the midpoint, following up a 68 with a five-under-par 67 graced by an electric outward nine in which he birdied no fewer than five of the first seven holes.