Marcel Siem ended his long wait for his fifth DP World Tour victory with a one-shot victory at the Hero Indian Open.
The German driver’s previous win at this level came eight years and 116 days ago at the 2014 BMW Masters, but a 68 finish put him back in the winners group, outpacing countryman Yannik Paul.
Having secured his card for the 2023 season at the Qualifying School in November, the 42-year-old entered the final round one shot behind overnight leader Paul, but sank a 20-metre bird shot in fourth place and snatched a share. show the way
After taking another shot at par-five eighth, Siem took back-to-back wins at 10th and 11th to create a two-stroke cushion.
But a 13th-place boogeyman led to a two-stroke and Paul flanked the same hole to join Siem on the under-13s peak.
After a grueling lap 14 par recovery, Siem holed up for the next bird from 15 feet to regain the full lead.
And he closed his round with three more pars to finish the tournament with -14 points and take the long-awaited fifth title.
Paul finished second alone with Dutchman under 13 Joost Luiten another shot behind in third place.
Scot Euan Walker finished 13th out of 4 after signing 70 in the final round.
Siem said, “This means a lot because two years ago I wasn’t even sure if I could compete on the DP World Tour and now I’m the winner again, come on!”