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Simon Dyson has to settle for joint third place in KLM Dutch Open
TWO errant holes stymied York-born golf star Simon Dyson’s charge for a record-equalling fourth KLM Dutch Open title.
Dyson, winner of the Dutch crown in 2006, 2009 and 2011, was well in contention for another Netherlands dream when he approached the par-three 15th hole in yesterday’s fourth round.
His tee-shot flew slightly to the left and after, initially, looking like it would hold the ball rolled 20 yards down a slope into low rough.
Dyson’s attempted chip back then suffered the same fate and rather than anticipating a birdie he finished with a double-bogey five.
He then dropped a shot on the next hole. So from being within two shots of Joost Luiten, and Miguel Angel Jimenez, who played in a play-off won by the former, Dyson had to settle for a share of third place after a four-round nine-under-par score of 271.
Before the double whammy in the closing holes yesterday, Dyson amassed four birdies in the opening five holes.
However, his third-place finish, which earned a cheque of almost £70,000, was his best performance of the season and will have advanced him in the world rankings and the Race to Dubai positions to be announced today.
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