YORK golf ace Simon Dyson was today on the trail of seizing an early advantage in the Volvo China Open today.

Dyson was one of the earlier starters in the event which is played at the Genzon course in the Shenzhen province.

The North Yorkshireman made a solid start in his return to European Tour action last week in the Maybank Malaysian Open after recovering from a back injury, but he was now aiming to add some sparkle to his customary steadiness.

Dyson was partnered in today's opening round, and also tomorrow, by Scotland's Craig Lee and Magnus Carlsson of Sweden.