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Germany's Siem wins in Morocco, get Masters shot

Germany's Marcel Siem secured himself a chance at Masters glory on Sunday with a win at the Trophee Hassan II in Agadir, Morocco, that will grant him an entry into today's Texas Open and a shot at Augusta National.

Siem shot a final round 70, 2-under par, for a 17-under finish which puts him on the cusp of the world's top 50.

Normally this would be enough to qualify for golf's premium event but Russell Henley's tie for 45th in the Houston Open was enough to retain his spot at No50, preventing Siem from gaining automatic entry to the Masters.

However, thanks to his North African victory, Siem's still has another chance to secure a trip to Augusta National.

By invoking a sponsor's exemption on Monday, the German gets into the Valero Texas Open, and a win there at the San Antonio course would be enough to qualify for The Masters.

"That will be unbelievable," Siem told the European Tour's official website.

"It's been my dream since I was a kid so if that comes true it will be unbelievable. It would be wonderful to play the Masters."

Siem’s third win on the European Tour, added to his titles gained at the Dunhill Championship in 2004 and the French Open last year, it also netted him a winners check for $320,000.


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