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July 15 2010

11:02 AM

Siem takes advantage with 67

Marcel Siem's British Open debut ended with a solid 67 that he acknowledged was above average on one a day when the Old Course was rendered nearly defenseless.

"Compared to yesterday, it was a lot easier," the 30-year-old German said. "Yesterday was unplayable. It all depends on the wind.  You know, St. Andrews is not the toughest course in the world if there's no wind, so I think 3 under is an average round."

Siem may not be a household name in the United States but he did team with Bernhard Langer to win the World Cup in Barbados in 2006. He's played in two Deutsche Bank Championships, too, shooting a 62 in the second round in 2005 that tied what was then the course record. -- Helen Ross

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