Siem wins dunhill championship after playoff


Germany's Marcel Siem won the dunhill Championship in a three-way playoff today to clinch his maiden title on the European Tour.

The 23-year-old Siem holed a 10-foot birdie putt at the third extra hole to edge out French duo Raphael Jacquelin and Gregory Havret at Houghton Golf Club.

The trio took the tournament into a playoff after they completed the regulation 72 holes in 22-under-par 266.

Jacquelin and Havret carded final rounds of 67 while Siem
fired a six-under-par 66.

Denmark's Soren Hansen, who had led by a stroke overnight, surrendered his advantage by making just one birdie in his first 15 holes, his closing 69 leaving him in fourth at 21-under 267.

Ireland's Peter Lawrie, who led after the second round, finished in 16th place on 13-under.