Golf roundup: Gallacher wins Dubai Desert Classic

The Associated PressFebruary 3, 2013 

Stephen Gallacher made an eagle on the 16th hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday, overcoming early jitters to beat playing partner Richard Sterne by three shots.

Gallacher finished with a 22-under total of 266. Looking for his first European Tour win since 2004, Gallacher (71) had a nervous start. The 111th-ranked Scotsman had a three-shot lead over Sterne but bogeyed the first two holes while Sterne birdied the second.

The two traded places several times after that, as each struggled in windy conditions. Gallacher then holed a sand wedge on No. 16 from 115 yards for an eagle that gave him a four-shot lead.

Australian Ladies Masters

Karrie Webb has won her eighth Australian Ladies Masters title, coming from two strokes behind in the final round on Sunday with birdies on three of her final five holes for a 5-under-par 67 and a two-stroke victory.

Webb birdied the 14th hole at Royal Pines to take the lead for the first time during the final round, and then tapped in for birdie after her eagle putt just missed on 15.

The Australian veteran finished with a 13-under-par total of 203 in the 54-hole tournament, the season-opening event on the European Ladies Tour.

South Korea's Chella Choi finished tied for second, after a 69, with second-round co-leaders Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand, and Australian amateur Oh Su-hyun, who both shot final-round 71s. American Jessica Korda (71) was fifth, three shots behind.

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