MALTON & Norton golfer Simon Dyson took his winnings for the season to over £24,000 at the Tshwane Open in Pretoria.

Dyson, who is currently ranked 149th on the European Tour, won over £2,600 for finishing joint 62nd place last weekend.

The York-born professional carded one under par with rounds of 68, 73, 68, and 74.

His score, however, was 17 shots behind that of South African’s Dean Burmester who recorded his maiden tour victory at the event, winning prize money worth over £164,000.

The Tshwane was a wide open event because the top 50 players in the world had gathered instead in Mexico City for the first of this season’s four World Golf Championships.

Dyson, who is gradually returning to form after major wrist surgery last summer, has now finished in the prize money at five of the eight tournaments he has been involved in so far this season.

Only last month, he enjoyed his best return since 2014 when picking up a cheque for 11,000 Euros (approximately £9,500) after finishing joint 49th at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Dyson, now 39, is a six-time European Tour event winner and was formerly in the world’s top 50 but has tumbled down the rankings in recent years.

He will not be taking part in the Hero Indian Open, which starts tomorrow in New Delhi.