DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Stephen Gallacher shot a 10-under 62 on Saturday to grab a three-shot lead at the Dubai Desert Classic and break a three-round scoring record set by Tiger Woods 12 years ago.
The 111th-ranked Scotsman, who finished second last year in Dubai, is looking for his first European Tour win since 2004. Gallacher holed a bunker shot on 18 for an eagle to finish with a 21-under total of 195. That improved on Woods' tournament mark by a shot and just missed tying the course record of 61 set back in 1994 by Ernie Els.
Overnight leader Richard Sterne (66) tried to keep pace with the Scotsman, sinking long birdie putts on the eighth and 11 holes and then a 45-footer from the fringe on 15. Thorbjorn Olesen (67) was five shots back in third place.
Ladies Australian Masters
GOLD COAST, Australia Sixteen-year-old Australian amateur Oh Su-hyun and 17-year-old Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn shared the second-round lead Saturday at the Australian Ladies Masters.
Oh shot an eight-under-par 64 on the soggy Royal Pines course hit by more than 16 inches of rain in the past week, while Ariya had a 65. They had two-round totals of 10-under 134 and a one-stroke lead heading into the final round Sunday of the European Ladies Tour's opening event of the season.
Australian Stacey Keating, who shot 67, and last year's Australian Open winner American Jessica Korda (68) were tied for third.
Seven-time Australian Masters champion Karrie Webb (66) and South Korea's Chella Choi (67) were tied for fifth, another stroke back.