Result: Stephen Gallacher defends Dubai Desert Classic title

Stephen Gallacher successfully defends his title at the Dubai Desert Classic with a one-shot victory over Emiliano Grillo.

Stephen Gallacher has retained his title at the Dubai Desert Classic with a one-shot victory over Emiliano Grillo.

The Scot started the day with a two-stroke lead at the top of the leaderboard before carding a round of 72 to finish on 16-under-par overall.

Gallacher shot four bogeys on the front nine as his challenge looked to be faltering, but four birdies on the back nine saw him close out his round successfully.

Argentine Grillo ended on 15-under, while France's Romain Wattel and USA's Brooks Koepka both posted scores of 14-under.

Rory McIlroy began his round two shots behind Gallacher, but four bogeys on the final 12 holes put him down seven places on the leaderboard with a score of 12-under.

Rory McIlroy in action during the third day of the PGA Championship on August 10, 2013
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