Dyson marches on while two others bow out in South Africa

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The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Football/Golf Writer

YORKSHIREMAN Simon Dyson remains nicely placed at the Tshwane Open after shooting a solid 68 in his second round in South Africa.

Dyson was the overnight leader on Thursday when storm interrupted play and he followed on from that by making birdie at five of his first six holes, even though he bogeyed the second.

The Malton & Norton European Tour pro is now 11 under going in to the weekend and sits two shots adrift of compatriot Ross Fisher.

Graeme Storm missed the cut, though. The Hartlepool golfer always faced an uphill struggle after bogeying four of his opening five holes yesterday.

Despite making birdies on three of his last nine, Storm ended up carding a 74, two over, to drop below the cut line.

Barnard Castle’s Robert Dinwiddie suffered similar frustration. Despite recovering from a poor start by posting a 69 yesterday he still missed out on the weekend’s play because of Thursday's 76.

Bamburgh Castle amateur Garrick Porteous also suffered frustration. After receiving an invite to play, the British amateur champion followed up Thursday's 74 with a 71 yesterday to finish on one over for the tournament.  

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