Le weekend duty sealed by Simon Dyson

Simon Dyson

Simon Dyson

First published in Sport

YORK’S Simon Dyson displayed true Yorkshire grit to scramble into the weekend frenzy of the French Open.

After a two-over-par first round 73, the world number 127 had a major task to get into the last two rounds.

And yesterday’s18 holes were not without turmoil.

But the Malton & Norton Golf Club ace pulled his form around to shoot a level-par 71 and beat the projected cut by two shots.

Dyson toiled to make inroads in the outward nine, which was characterised by eight pars and then a bogey on the par-four fifth.

His comeback started with a birdie on the 12th, and though he dropped a shot on the next hole, he got back level with a four on the 607-yard par-five 14th, the longest hole on the course.

The lead is still held by Kevin Stadler, son of former major winner Craig. He added a 68 to his first-day 64 to hold a three-shot lead.

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