McIlroy third in Holland

Simon Dyson won his second event of the year after topping the leaderboard in the final round of the KLM Open in the Netherlands.

The Englishman, who came first at the Irish Open in Killarney at the start of August, finished on 12-under par for the tournament at the Hilversumsche Golf Club, one stroke ahead of runner-up and fellow Englishman David Lynn.

Dyson finished two shots ahead of the highest place Irishman, Rory McIlroy, who came third on 10-under par.

This is the third time Simon Dyson has won the KLM Open, having previously been triumphant in the Netherlands in 2009 and 2006.

Dyson’s first round score of 65 was enough to see him share the lead at the top of the leaderboard on Thursday, with German Marcel Siem joining him in first place.

Siem and Welshman Stephen Dodd were tied for first by the end of the second day, although the weather prevented them from finishing their second round.

Having scored a 66 on the second day, Dyson’s third round was not as impressive after the Irish Open winner shot a 71; a score that still left him in contention on the last day but also gave others a chance of winning as Gary Orr and James Kingston led the way on 10-under with Dyson tied for fourth on 8-under with four others, including Ireland’s Paul McGinley.

McIlroy was still in contention for the final day on 7-under, primarily thanks to the 65 he shot on Friday, as his third round score of 70 wasn’t good enough to put him to the top of the leaderboard.

Kingston and Orr stumbled on the last day when they scored a 73 and 71 respectively which wasn’t enough to maintain their first place lead as Simon Dyson had another inspired day, carding a 66 to win the championship, after he birdied 6 holes of his last 18.

David Lynn wasn’t far behind him as he bogeyed the 11th hole but then immediately made amends on the 12th with an eagle.

McIlroy finished well with a 67 on the final day at Hilversumsche Golf Club, which was enough to see the Northern Irishman finish in 3rd place.

Paul McGinely finished tied for 6th, his highest placing this year after he ended the tournament on 7-under, just five shots off the lead.

The Dublin man owed his high placing to his excellent third round score of 64, which put him into contention for the last day, after carding eight birdies and an eagle on the 18th hole.

Shane Lowry was the next highest place of the Irish as he tied for 64, with second day leader Stephen Dodd among others, finally finishing on 3-over par.

It was a disappointing tournament for Peter Lawrie and Damien McGrane as they both missed the cut, while both Northern Irishmen Gareth Maybin and Michael Hoey also failed to make the cut.


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