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Simon Dyson’s blow at last hole in China
9:32am Saturday 26th October 2013 in Sport
AN outstanding eagle was marred by a double bogey on the last hole in the BMW Masters in China for York’s Simon Dyson.
But despite the setback Dyson finished at the half-way point at Lake Malaren in Shanghai tied for second place just three shots shy of leader Luke Guthrie.After a dropped shot on the second was wiped out by a birdie on the third, the 35-year-old Dyson carded a superb eagle three on the 568-yard par-five seventh.
By the time he followed a birdie on the 13th with another on the 15th, Dyson was within a single shot of Guthrie, who then notched his own birdie minutes later in the group behind.
And then Dyson ran up a double-bogey six on the 18th after needing two shots to escape from a greenside bunker.
“It’s a tough course and anything under par is good, but it’s a shame to double the last like I did,” said Dyson, who, at 66th in the Race to Dubai, is looking to climb into the top 60 to qualify for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai next month.
“I didn’t hit a bad drive and it kicked right into the rough. It wasn’t a great lie and I maybe tried to do too much with it.
“It snagged way left on me and I had a 30-yard bunker shot that was semi-plugged.
“I left it in the bunker, thought I hit a good bunker shot for my fourth.
“But it didn’t get any spin and released about 12 feet past and I missed it coming back; easy to make a six, you do all that hard work and drop two shots at the last but apart from that I was really pleased.”
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