Dyson hoovers up Dutch title after seeing off resurgent Rory
Monday 12 September 2011
Simon Dyson claimed his third Dutch Open title in six years with a one-shot win over fellow Briton David Lynn yesterday. A closing four-under-par 66 for a 12-under 268 over an Hilversumsche course saturated by week-long heavy rain earned the 33-year-old victory. Another former winner, US Open champion Rory McIlroy, was two strokes behind.
Dyson, the winner of the event in 2006 and 2009, began the final round two strokes adrift of another Briton, Gary Orr, and South African James Kingston. However, a three-birdie run from the 12th took him past early front-runner Orr and to the top of the leaderboard.
A birdie finish by Dyson then proved just enough to hold off Lynn, who picked up a shot on the last to go past McIlroy. Orr's bogey on 18 relegated the 44-year-old to fourth place, three strokes in arrears of Dyson.
Dyson's win, worth $427,000 (£270,000), was his second of the season following success in the Irish Open in July, and the sixth of his career, taking him to ninth on the European money-list, into the world's top 50 and second in the European Ryder Cup points table.
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