Saturday, 01 February 2014
Stephen Gallacher  (Getty Images)
Stephen Gallacher (Getty Images)

We digest a fantastic round from Stephen Gallacher on Saturday with a few key numbers relating to his exemplary 18 holes on Saturday.

28 – strokes required for Gallacher to play the par 37 back nine holes

10 – under par for the final ten holes

7 – threes on the 54 hole leader’s card

63 – in the third round to lead by two strokes from Rory McIlroy

1 – bogey, on the eighth hole, and still shot nine under

25 – putts in round three for the Scot

18 - birdies in 54 holes, as well as two eagles six bogeys for Gallacher

0 – people have ever successfully defended the Omega Dubai Desert Classic

6 – strokes cover top seven players on stretched leaderboard

7 – birdies and no bogeys for Thorbjorn Olesen in a round of 65

4 – shots behind Gallacher for Brooks Koepka, who will look for first European Tour win tomorrow

3 – wins on the Challenge Tour last year for the American

4.514 – averaged by players on par five tenth, the easiest hole in round three

4.256 – the average of the hardest hole, the ninth

317 – yards averaged from the tee across all three rounds for McIlroy, the longest in the field

€303,268 – first prize awarded to winner at end of tomorrow’s final round

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1GALLACHER, StephenSCO18-16
2GRILLO, EmilianoARG18-15
T3WATTEL, RomainFRA18-14
T3KOEPKA, BrooksUSA18-14
T5ILONEN, MikkoFIN18-13
T5ROCK, RobertENG18-13

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