Marcel Siem held off Italian Francesco Molinari to claim his second European Tour title at the Alstrom Open de France. His previous win came in 2004
Siem's 67 in the final round allowed him to finish one shot clear of the field on 8 under. A closing bogey mattered little to Siem, who gains a place in The 141st Open Championship and becomes the third German to have triumphed at this event after Bernhard Langer and Martin Kaymer.
Having been narrowly denied his European Tour double in February with a tie for second at the Avantha Masters, before falling out of contention on the final day of the recent BMW International Open in his home nation, the 31-year-old German admitted his second European Tour win (and first since 2004) was long overdue.
After recieving his trophy Siem said “It means so much to me to win after that long stretch. It's all about winning in the end and it puts so much pressure every time you don't win and people start talking, you will never win again and stuff like that, so it's very important for me."
Tour Operations Manager for Mizuno, Andy Kikidas, “Marcel left Mizuno in 2008, so we’re delighted that his return paid off so quickly. He’s a different player now – a much better ball striker, and although Marcel will always wear his heart on his sleeve, he’s more aware of his emotions out on the course. I think that’s one of things that endears Marcel to the public.
What's in his bag?MP 69 Irons
MP Fli-Hi 2 IronMP T-11 Wedges
(White Satin, 50°, 54°)
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