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GALLACHER Stephen

Stephen GALLACHER

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Biography

ResidenceLinlithgow, Scotland
AttachmentKingsfield Golf Centre
Date of Birth:01/11/1974
Place of BirthDechmont, Scotland
Height & Weight6ft 3in 13st 9lbs (188cm 87kg)
FamilyWife: Helen (m. 1999) Children: Jack (2001), Ellie (2004)
InterestsFootball, fishing, cycling, snooker
Web Sitewww.sgfoundation.co.uk
Turned Pro1995 (plus 4)
Qualifying School1995*, 96*, (97), 09*

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Biography

Returned to the winners’ enclosure after nearly nine years with a magnificent victory in the 2013 Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Holed his second shot for an eagle at the 16th – his fifth of the week – in the final round to shake off Richard Sterne and win by three. Almost made it two wins later in the year when he was defeated in a three-way play-off at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles as England's Tommy Fleetwood prevailed. His previous triumph came in the 2004 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, exactly 35 years after his uncle, the former Ryder Cup Captain Bernard Gallacher, won his maiden professional title. Saw off Graeme McDowell in a play-off, delighting the home crowds at St Andrews and fulfilling the promise he had shown since turning professional in 1995. Suffered from a debilitating viral infection, sarcoidosis, which attacked his lungs and joints in 2009, but returned to full health in 2010 and a year later guided Scotland, alongside Martin Laird, to joint fourth place in the Mission Hills World Cup. Won a European Tour card at the first attempt in 1995 but sustained a back injury in the summer of 1996 – removing his luggage from an airport carousel – and did not play from June onwards. Won the Scottish Amateur Match Play and Stroke Play Championships to set alongside his Lytham Trophy success. A member of the victorious Walker Cup side at Royal Porthcawl in 1995.

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Challenge Tour Wins1
European Tour Wins3
Wins this season1
Current Rankings
OWGR39
Race To Dubai9
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 645,162 (2004)

Teams

Amateur Walker Cup 1995 (winners) Eisenhower Trophy 1994 Jacques Léglise Trophy 1992 (winners) Boys, Youths, Seniors 1992-95 Professional World Cup 2005, 11, 13 Seve Trophy 2013 Royal Trophy 2013 (winners) EURASIA CUP 2014

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