Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 2 August 2014

Gallacher on the charge

Stephen Gallacher got to the turn in 30 on Sunday
Stephen Gallacher got to the turn in 30 on Sunday

Scotland's Stephen Gallacher followed three opening birdies with a hole-in-one on the final day of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Gallacher aced the 214-yard fourth with a five-iron to be five under par for his first four holes and after another birdie at the long seventh turned in a brilliant 30.

It moved him up from 31st to joint fifth on 12 under par, still five adrift of overnight leaders Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald, and made him the latest player to threaten the course record of 64.

Five players had achieved that mark prior to this week and Sergio Garcia and Jeev Milkha Singh added their names to the list in the second and third rounds respectively.

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