Germany's Marcel Siem enjoyed the ideal start to his week at Jumeirah Golf Estates by winning the Rolex Pro-Am over the Earth Course.
The traditional curtain raiser for the DP World Tour Championship, the 44-team Rolex Pro-Am saw Siem and his amateur partners of Nick Evangelopoulus, Harris Michaelides and Randeep Singh from the BMW 4 team post a score of eighteen under par to win by two shots from the European Tour 1 team of Thomas Aiken.
South Africa’s Aiken, partnered by Adel Zarouni, Maurizio Noce and Walid Al Attar, took the runners-up spot courtesy of a count back after both the European Tour 1 team and Jumeirah Golf Estates 1 carded rounds of sixteen under par.
Led by former Open Champion Paul Lawrie of Scotland, the JGE 1 team of James Ashbridge, Shankar Najrekar and Maurits Klavert had to settle for third also on -16.
In his first appearance in the event as a professional playing off the Championship Tees, the UAE’s Ahmed Al Musharrekh performed well finishing on -11 in 18th place with Emirates Golf Federation team mates Khalid Mubarak Al Shamsi, Hamad Al Medfa and Dr Aziz.
Wednesday is the final practice day for the players before the DP World Tour Championship gets underway at 7.52am on Thursday. Free season tickets for the tournament are available online by registering at www.dpwtc.com