Germany’s Marcel Siem wins Hassan II trophy tournament

Marcel Siem won the Hassan II Trophy in Adagir, Morocco. (AFP)

Marcel Siem shot a three under par 69 in Agadir on Sunday (March 31) to win the Hassan II Trophy tournament and improve his chances of qualifying for the U.S. Masters.

Siem, who led by four strokes overnight, finished on a 17-under-par 270 but he did not maintain his lead throughout.

He started his final round badly, with three pars and a bogey on the opening four holes.
Finland’s Mikko Ilonen had a fine start, with birdies on three of the opening four holes to draw level with Siem. But the Finn then faltered with a bogey on the tenth and a double bogey on the 12th hole to finish on 69.

Britain’s David Horsey also shot a 69, with five birdies and two bogeys, to finish in joint second place with Ilonen on 274.

Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal shot a 71 to finish fourth.

The win, Siem’s third on the European Tour, boosts the 32-year-old Siem’s chances of qualifying for the first time for the U.S. Masters in two weeks’ time. To do so he has to be listed in the first 50 of the official golf rankings, compiled on Sunday (March 31). But his rivals are competing in the Houston Open later in the day and it is possible they might out-qualify him.

Scores from the European Tour Hassan II Trophy at the par-72 course on Sunday in Agadir


Last Update: Sunday, 31 March 2013 KSA 21:50 - GMT 18:50