SIMON DYSON recorded his first under par round since his return from injury - but it wasn't enough to make the cut at the Joburg Open in South Africa.

The York-born golf ace fired a one-under-par 71 on the West Course at the Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC complex for a midway total of one-over-par.

Following up his opening round 74, the 38-year-old Malton & Norton GC stalwart started with a birdie at the second hole.

But he was one over at the turn after bogeys at the sixth and the eighth.

A run of seven straight pars followed before birdies at the par three 16th and par four 17th put him under par for the round.

He closed out his week with a par and, although his total left him four shots adrift of the cut line, it was another step in his recovery having spent seven months out following surgery to repair a slipped tendon in his left wrist.

Dyson's next ambition will be to play all four competitive rounds and he will aim to be straight back into action as the European Tour's desert swing gets under way in the United Arab Emirates with the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship next week.

Knaresborough-born John Parry, who missed this week's event, is also slated to participate in a tournament which will see former world number one Rory McIlroy return to action. Parry has recently switched equipment manufacturers - choosing to use TaylorMade clubs.

After the missing the cut in the BMW SA Open at the start of the year, the 27-year-old has been spending time in Dubai with coach Hugh Marr in a bid to get used to his new woods and irons before getting back into competitive action.