BREAKING through the par barrier will be the key to an impressive finale to the Qatar Masters for York’s Simon Dyson.

For the second day on the trot Dyson was marooned on a level-par 72, which, added to his 71 from the first day at the Doha Golf club kept him on one-under-par 14 shots shy of the pace-setters.

So going into today’s final round of the $2.5 million tournament the world number 73 will be aiming for a considerable sub-par score to ascend the field.

After the up and downs of the first two rounds, yesterday’s circuit was almost rock-steady for the Malton & Norton GC ace.

Interrupting the 16 pars was a solitary birdie on the par-four 423-yard fourth and then a lone bogey to return him to level pegging for the day, the dropped shot suffered on the par-four 11th.

The lead was held by England’s Chris Wood, whose eight-under 64 took him to a 15-under-par total, three shots clear of his nearest pursuer.