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Simon Dyson stalled in Omega European Masters
12:33pm Saturday 1st September 2012 in Sport
ANOTHER flying start was tempered by a modest inward half for York-born swing commander Simon Dyson, writes Tony Kelly.
The Malton & Norton Golf Club player carded a one-under-par 70 at the Crans-sur-Sierre course high in the Swiss Alps to give him a three-under-par total at the mid-point of the Omega European Masters.But at least Dyson will be involved in the final two rounds after missing the cut in his last two outings. And his three-under-par total meant the world number 46 was still in a challenging position among the leading 20 players going into today’s third round.
Dyson started from the tenth hole yesterday and in a neat outward nine he doubled his under-par tally by picking up shots on the par-five 15th – as he had in his opening round two-under 69 – and on the par-four 17th.
But the inward nine was far from as profitable. He recorded his first six on the par-five first and, though he birdied the third, he then yielded another shot with a bogey on the par-four fifth.
The early pace yesterday was set by Yorkshire’s Danny Willett, who is coached by Graham Walker at The Oaks in Aughton.
Willett topped the leaderboard with a second successive 67 to put him on eight under.
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