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Three opening birdies put Dyson at the head of the field

15 July 2011 12:22 BST

Simon Dyson

Simon Dyson has opened his second round in spectacular fashion with birdies at each of the first three holes to take the outright lead at five under. He and Masters winner Charl Schwartzel are the only players on the course making significant moves in today’s calm conditions.

With completed rounds Darren Clarke and Lucas Glover are paired at four under, the same score as Miguel Angel Jimenez who has just left the first tee. The 47-year-old Spaniard must be amazed that no player has moved further ahead, but he may face worsening conditions as the afternoon progresses if the forecasters have been accurate.

Dyson, four times a winner on the European Tour, finished third in the prestigious BMW PGA Championship recently, and opened with a 68 yesterday. Schwartzel currently lies two shots in his wake, climbing rapidly through the field after his embattled first round of 71 with a performance that has yielded five birdies and just one dropped shot as he approaches the demanding finish.

His most spectacular shot so far has been a recovery from a fairway bunker at the 13th where his ball was so close to the left lip that he had to stand with only one foot in the sand and the other leg tucked up on the bank. He put the ball on the green and saved his par.

Overnight leader Thomas Bjorn has now fallen back into the clutches of those at three under, dropping two shots in his opening three holes.

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