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Shock disqualification for Simon Dyson during BMW Masters in China
12:03pm Monday 28th October 2013 in Sport
YORK’S star golfer Simon Dyson faces a major battle to qualify for the European Tour’s Race To Dubai climax next month after suffering a shock disqualification.
Lying in a promising joint secopnd position at the midway point of the BMW Masters in China, the 35-year-old was disqualified after signing for an incorrect score in the second round.
He was deemed to have failed to add a two-shot penalty to his card after an incident on the eighth hole. European chief referee John Paramor confirmed that as a result, Dyson had been disqualified.
Paramor said: “Simon Dyson has been disqualified from the BMW Masters presented by SRE Group under the rules of golf (6-6d).
“Simon was found to have breached rule 16-1a, which states that a player must not touch his line of putt.
“Television viewers alerted the European Tour to the incident, which took place on the eighth green during the second round, and when the footage was reviewed Simon was seen to touch the line of his second putt after marking and lifting his ball on the green.
“He subsequently failed to add a two-shot penalty to his score when signing his card, and as a result has now been disqualified.”
Only the top 60 on the European Tour money list are eligible for the final event, with Dyson currently ranked 66th.
He will need to find success in the last tournament open to him before the Dubai finale – the Turkish Airlines Open – which starts in ten days’ time.
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