NORTH Yorkshire golfer Simon Dyson’s return to the European Tour was solid if not spectacular as he finished joint-52nd in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

The world number 71 finished the tournament at his consistent best, overcoming two early bogeys to card a one under par round of 71 for a level par total.

In finishing alongside Thomas Bjorn, Paul Lawrie and Ricardo Gonzalez, Dyson pocketed 7,677 euros.

That was some way short of the 336,000-euro prize sealed by winner Jamie Donaldson, who edged out Justin Rose by a stroke on 14 under par at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

York-born Dyson bogeyed the second and third holes of his final round, but then embarked on a faultless 15 holes.

A dozen pars were augmented by birdies at the fifth, eighth and 13th.

The previous day, Malton & Norton Golf Club ace Dyson dropped six spots on the leaderboard after adding a level par third round 72 to his opening rounds of 75 and 70.

A bogey at the par four third hole was cancelled out with a birdie four at the eighth, but another shot went astray at the ninth.

The 35-year-old’s up and down round was back on the level with another birdie at the par five tenth.

A dropped shot at the 14th was evened out by a final birdie at the par four 17th, leaving him one over par for the tournament, his first of the new season.