Siem has lead in European PGA event

March 27, 2009 at 3:49 PM

SEVILLE, Spain, March 27 (UPI) -- Marcel Siem, whose Friday round included eight birdies, owns a 1-stroke lead halfway through the Open de Andalucia golf tournament in Spain.

Siem is at 9-under-par 135 after 36 holes while Jean-Francois Lucquin and Graeme Storm were tied for second at 8-under. Carlos Del Moral, David Drysdale and Michael Jonzon are tied for fourth at 7-under.

Siem started Friday's round with a birdie at No. 1 -- the only hole he bogeyed Thursday -- and moved to 3-under on the round with birdies at Nos. 4 and 5. He gave up a stroke at the sixth hole but got that back with a birdie at 9.

He had four birdies in a six-hole span of the back nine -- a stretch in which he also had a bogey -- and finished with another bogey as he three-putted the 18th green for a 5-under 67.

"It's been a long time since I made eight birdies," said Siem. "Today was actually a bit better than yesterday, not only because of the score, but I had a few more chances."

Siem had a 68 and was tied for sixth after Thursday's first round.

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