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Bogey-run undermines Simon Dyson's Portugal Masters bid
11:06am Monday 15th October 2012 in Sport
FIVE bogeys in the closing ten holes of the Portugal Masters ruined Simon Dyson’s bid for a final day flourish.
The 34-year-old York-born golfer went into the final round at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course in the Algarve on three under par.
A bogey at the par four ninth was a taste of things to come on the back nine.
A further shot went astray on the tenth hole and a run of three dropped shots at 15, 16 and 17 saw him tumble to joint-60th on the leaderboard, level par overall.
Dyson had been tied for 31st place going into the last day.
He shot a third round of 70, one under par, on Saturday.
Dyson, who opened up with rounds of 72 and 68, birdied the par four second hole amid eight pars on the front nine.
Birdies at 12 and 18 were tempered by bogeys at 13 and 16 on the back nine and the Malton & Norton Golf Club ace is ten shots adrift of the leaders.
The tournament was won by Ireland’s Shane Lowry on 14 under par, one shot clear of England’s Ross Fisher.