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Simon Dyson suffers Open de Espana collapse
4:19pm Sunday 6th May 2012 in Sport
Updated: A DRAMATIC final round collapse cost York golfer Simon Dyson a shot at his seventh European Tour crown in the Open de Espana in Seville.
The world number 36 went into the last day a shot clear of the field at the Real Club de Golf de Sevilla, despite a double-bogey on the 18th in round three on Saturday.
However, it all started to go wrong at the fifth, where he dropped a shot. Further strokes went astray at the seventh, eighth, 13th, 15th and 17th holes as Dyson slipped down the leaderboard into a share of 12th place and a pay packet of 31,650 euros.
His four-over-par round of 76 was in stark contrast to that of eventual champion Francesco Molinari, who carded a 65 to storm to the title at eight-under-par. Dane Soren Kjeldsen and Spaniards Alejandro Canizares and Pablo Larrazabal finished joint second.
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