Dyson leads in Seville despite late blip

Simon Dyson double-bogeyed the 18th hole but has a one-stroke lead going into the final round of the Open de España in Seville.

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 26: Darren Fichardt of South Africa poses with the trophy after winning the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on February 26, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

"It leaves a little sour taste. I played 17 and a half great holes," Dyson said. "I could be out of sight to be honest. I've chucked some shots away, but everybody is going to say that."

After a two-hour delay due to a waterlogged course and in windy conditions, Dyson shot a one-under-par 71 to move to five under and take the lead from Gregory Bourdy.

The Frenchman, who shot 73 and 66 in the first two rounds, suffered a meltdown in recording 80 to fall to joint 21st.

Spain's Pablo Larrazabal and Dane Soren Kjeldsen are a stroke off the lead.

Larrazabal shot 69 at his home tournament, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Kjeldsen managed a 71.

"Only one bogey - it's a great round," said Larrazabal. "I like it when the course is challenging. I don't like it when the winner is 25 under."

Dyson - the current Irish and Dutch Open champion and highest-ranked player in the field at number 36 in the world - would move into a Ryder Cup qualifying position should he win. The tournament takes place in Chicago in September.

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