Dyson reclaims Dutch lead

Two closing birdies enabled Simon Dyson to retake the lead when the second round of the KLM Open was completed.

Two closing birdies enabled two-time winner Simon Dyson to re-claiim the lead when the delayed second round of the KLM Open was finally completed this morning (Saturday).

The Irish Open champion, who was among the players unable to complete their second rounds on Friday following earlier delays caused by vandalism and flooding at the Hilversumsche Country Club in The Netherlands, added a 66 to his opening 65 to reach halfway on the nine-under par mark of 131.

Germany’s Marcel Siem, with whom Dyson shared the first round lead, was one behind the Englishman after a 67, while tied for third on seven under were Indian Jeev Milkha Singh and s second Englishman David Lynn.

Northern Ireland’s US Open champion Rory McIlroy was a shot back in fifth after shooting a 65 on Friday to be five under and still in contention, with World No 2, Lee Westwood, a further shot back on four under and five off the pace.

World no 3, Martin Kaymer, the defending champion, surprisingly missed the cut.

The runner-up to Thomas Björn in Switzerland last weekend, the German winner of the US PGA Championship in 2010, could only manage rounds of 74 and 69 for a three over total that was three too many to evade having to head home early with no prize money and even less joy.