Marcel Siem triumphs in Morocco

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AGADIR, Morocco — Marcel Siem, of Germany, shot 2-under 70 to win the Hassan II Trophy by three strokes Sunday.

He earned his third European Tour title with 17-under 217. Siem held off Finland’s Mikko Ilonen and England’s David Horsey, who were tied for second.

The French Open champion was four shots ahead overnight but had a slow start with a bogey on the first hole. Three birdies from Siem and a mid-round slump from Ilonen gave him a decisive lead.

Siem, who came in ranked 72nd in the world, had a chance to earn a Masters invite. His win Sunday moved him to the cusp of the top 50, but he fell short when Russell Henley shot 68 at the Houston Open. The best Siem could do was No. 51.

ASIAN TOUR: In Chiangmai, Thailand, Australian Scott Hend won the inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic after a final-round 64 to beat Bryce Easton by three strokes at the Alpine Golf Resort on Sunday.

Hend started the round six shots off the lead. But he had eight birdies, an eagle on the fourth hole and two bogeys for a 20-under 268 to earn his third Asian Tour victory. He also won the 2008 Indonesian President Invitational and 2012 Singapore Classic.

Ernie Els and Y.E. Yang faltered in the final round, shooting 70 and 73, respectively. Els finished tied for 14th, with Yang a shot behind tied in 20th place.


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