|-14 M Siem (Germany); -13 Y Paul (All); -12 J Luiten (Ned); -8 J Campillio (Spa), K Higa (Jpn)|
|Others selected: -4 E Walker (Sco); E A Fitzpatrick (Eng), A Wilson (Eng); +1 M Baldwin (Eng)|
Germany’s Marcel Siem ended an eight-year wait for his fifth DP World Tour title with victory at the Indian Open.
The 42-year-old finished a stroke clear of compatriot Yannik Paul at 14 under to claim a first win since the BMW Masters in November 2014.
Siem closed with a four-under 68 in New Dehli, decisively moving away from overnight leader Paul with a 15-foot birdie putt on the 15th.
“I’m still a winner, come on! said the world number 337.
“It means a lot because two years ago I wasn’t even sure if I could still participate in the DP World Tour.”
Siem lost his Tour card in 2021 and returned to the Challenge circuit but regained it through Qualifying School last November.
He built a two-shot cushion in the final round in India with four birdies in the first 11 holes.
However, his lead was wiped out on the 13th as he bogeyed and Paul secured a two-shot swing with a birdie.
Siem bounced back quickly with a birdie on the 15th then closed with three pars to seal the win as Paul missed a birdie putt on the 18th that would have forced a play-off.