Stephen Gallacher savours Dubai Desert Classic victory

Gallacher savours Dubai victory
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Stephen Gallacher says that victory at the Dubai Desert Classic "tastes sweet".

Stephen Gallacher has said that his nine-year wait for a second European Tour title has made victory at the Dubai Desert Classic taste even sweeter.

The Scot, whose last triumph was at the Dunhill Links Championship in 2004, shot a final-round 71 to finish three shots clear of South Africa's Richard Sterne.

An eagle at the rough at 16 all but clinched the trophy for the 38-year-old, who said that he is now due a trip to church.

"I need to go back to church and say my thank-yous," said Gallacher. "But these days, you need to do something special to win out here. The scoring is so low.

"It's taken a long time to win again and that makes this even sweeter."

Thorbjrrn Olesen and Felipe Aguilar finished tied for third in Dubai.

Stephen Gallacher poses with the trophy after winning the Dubai Desert Classic Golf tournament in Dubai on February 3, 2013
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