England's Dyson wins 3rd KLM Open in 6 years
Monday, September 12, 2011
HILVERSUM, Netherlands — England's Simon Dyson won the KLM Open for the third time in six years, shooting a 4-under 66 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over countryman David Lynn.
Dyson, two shots behind leaders Gary Orr and James Kingston entering the round, birdied four of the last seven holes to finish at 12-under 268. Lynn closed with a 68.
Dyson joined Seve Ballesteros and Bernhard Langer as three-time winners in the national champioship.
"It's something special, a dream come true really," said Dyson, who also won in 2006 and '09. "To win any title once is tough, but to win it three times is a fantastic feeling."
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy (67) was third at 10 under.
Dyson also won the Irish Open in July. He has six career European Tour victories.