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Thursday, 25 April 2019
Stephen Gallacher  (Getty Images)
Stephen Gallacher (Getty Images)

Stephen Gallacher and son Jack continued the brilliant start to their golfing partnership as the Scot made the second albatross of the season - and his career - on day one of the Trophée Hassan II.

Jack, 18, recently took over caddying duties for his father and the duo enjoyed a first success together last time out with victory at the Hero Indian Open.

Gallacher was level par after 15 holes at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam but picked up five shots in his last three with the help of a two on the par five eighth.

The 44-year-old birdied the seventh and then holed a three iron at the next, matching the feat of Terry Pilkadaris in the final round of the ISPS Handa Vic Open.

A closing birdie to follow meant the 2014 Ryder Cup star made an excellent start in search of back to back wins, and he revealed that Jack was at the heart of the vital club selection.

"Golf is a very strange game!" said Gallacher senior.

"He was confident on it. There's only one club, it's just the ball flight, I had to flight it down a little bit. It was 240, trying to land it 225 and run it up the green and it just came out at the perfect trajectory.

"I got a good bounce and thought it was going to run up to eight feet or something like that and it went in.

"First one as a pro. Just bizarre isn't it? I'd turned away and just heard everybody shout.

"It's a nice feeling because it's a tough hole. The drive made it."

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