Marcel Siem maintains 3-shot lead in Morocco

Marcel Siem maintains 3-shot lead in Morocco

AGADIR, Morocco (AP) – Marcel Siem of Germany shot a 4-under 68 Friday to move to maintain his three-shot lead after the second round of the Hassan II Trophy tournament.

The French Open champion made seven birdies mixed with three bogeys on the Golf du Palais Royal course to move to a 12-under total of 132. Mikko Ilonen (66) of Finland and 2011 winner David Horsey (67) of Britain were tied for second.

The 72nd-ranked Siem needs to enter the top 50 by Sunday to earn his first invitation to the Masters from April 11-14. Pablo Larrazabal moved into contention with a 64 to sit four shots behind Siem.

Alvaro Velasco of Spain was second overnight but dropped down the leaderboard after an erratic 74, to sit nine shots back.

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