Marcel Siem, victory after more than 8 years


In New Delhi, the Hero Indian Open goes to Marcel Siem who returns to success on the DP World Tour 8 years and 116 days after the last time. In his fifth title on the circuit, he imposed himself with a total of 274 (69 70 67 68, -14) strokes making the all-German derby his own with Yannik Paul who, after leading in the first three laps, finished the competition in 2nd place with 275 (-13) ahead of the Dutchman Joost Luiten, 3rd with 276 (-12). Another joke for Paul, already runner up last week in Thailand.

Hero Indian Open, results

“Conquering a golf tournament, being in the winners’ circle again means everything to me. I was aiming for a Top 10 and instead I’m here to celebrate a great feat”, Siem delights. The exploit earned the 42-year-old from Mettmann €320,819 for a total prize pool of $2,000,000.

On the course of the DLF G&CC (par 72), final without jolts for the Azzurri. Francesco Laporta, 32nd with 290 (+2), preceded Edoardo Molinari in the standings, 44th with 293 (+5).

On the Challenge Tour, in South Africa, another good result for Lorenzo Scalise. The Lombard finished 3rd with 274 (66 71 69 68, -14) in the Nelson Mandela Bay Championship, an event won in Port Elizabeth by the South African Dylan Mostert with 272 (68 68 69 67, -16) strokes. After the fifth place in the SDC Open, another Top 5 for Scalise who, in 2023, aims to conquer the full “card” to play in 2024 on the DP World Tour.

New Delhi is a city of India of 257 803 inhabitants, as well as a district of the federal territory of Delhi [3]; it is the national capital. Based on the number of inhabitants, the city falls into class I (from 100,000 people upwards). The district administrative office is located in the Connaught Place district.

Seat of the government of the most populous liberal democracy in the world, New Delhi is included in a metropolitan area (that of Delhi), which is the second largest in India (21,753,487 inhabitants in a 2011 estimate), after Mumbai (Bombay).

Much of New Delhi was laid out by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the early 20th century, who provided a massive central administrative area for British imperial pretensions. In his own way, in extravagance and magnificence, it is no different from Washington, or from the Paris of Haussmann and his patron Napoleon III: both cities designed to arouse wonder in the newcomer, expressing the power of the central state.

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