Hero Indian Open - R4

Gallacher triumphs in India

March 28-31
DLF Golf and Country Club
$1,750,000
Live leaderboard
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Stephen Gallacher birdied three of his last four holes to produce a stunning comeback and win his first European Tour title in five years at the Hero Indian Open.

Gallacher triumphs in India, © Getty Images

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The Scot had shared the first round lead but a second round 74 saw him slip back and his chances looked doomed when he made a quadruple bogey eight on the seventh hole on Sunday.

The lead kept moving backwards on a windy day at DLF Golf and Country Club but as he stood on the 15th tee, Gallacher still looked an outside bet facing one of the toughest closing stretches on the Race to Dubai.

The 2014 Ryder Cup star knows a thing or two about performing under pressure, however, and he took advantage of the par five before hitting stunning approaches into the 17th and last to claim his first win since the second of back to back Omega Dubai Desert Classic titles in 2014. On Mother’s Day back in his native Scotland, it was a father and son show in New Delhi, with son Jack caddying for Gallacher this season in what is likely to be a permanent move for the duo.

A closing 71 moved the 44 year old to nine under and gave him a one shot win over Japan’s Masahiro Kawamura, with Spaniard Jorge Campillo a further shot back.

“Today the wind was swirling and the course was playing really tough. I was three behind the lead at the start of the day and got off to quite a solid start and then I hit a quadruple-bogey on hole seven. I was pretty calm at that point of time, I stood on the eighth tee and saw I was only five shots behind. I told myself to stick to the game and you never know what can happen. Especially with how hard it was playing and I came back three-under in the last four holes.

“I thought, ‘just hang in there’. When I birdied 15 I saw that Julian Suri had come back and then when I got to the 16th green I was tied for the lead. I just tried to finish as strong as I could, and I did that. Thankfully it was enough.”

“I am 45 this year so I am really proud of what I did out here today. It changes my schedule and I can play a bit less and it was great to win with my son Jack on the bag. He has caddied for me 20 events already. It has been a great day. It was great to have him on the bag and Mother’s Day as well makes it even more special.”


American Julian Suri had led by three after 12 holes but produced a quadruple bogey of his own on the treacherous 14th to slip back, and he finished alongside South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout at six under.

Bezuidenhout made six birdies and two bogeys in a 68 that handed him a third top ten in four events and he finished three shots off the lead, one ahead of fellow South Africans George Coetzee and Erik van Rooyen, Spaniard Nacho Elvira and England’s Callum Shinkwin.

Finn Kalle Samooja made the third hole-in-one of the week with a pitching wedge from 139 yards on the 12th for the eighth ace of the season.


Pos.
Player Nat To Par R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1
Stephen Gallacher SCO -9 67 74 67 71 279
2
Masahiro Kawamura JPN -8 69 70 68 73 280
3
Jorge Campillo ESP -7 70 73 71 67 281
T4
Christiaan Bezuidenhout RSA -6 68 76 70 68 282
T4
Julian Suri USA -6 67 67 71 77 282
T6
Nacho Elvira ESP -5 72 69 72 70 283
T6
Erik Van Rooyen RSA -5 69 73 69 72 283
T6
George Coetzee RSA -5 70 66 74 73 283
T6
Callum Shinkwin ENG -5 72 65 68 78 283
T10
Keith Horne RSA -4 73 73 70 68 284
T10
Adrian Otaegui ESP -4 70 72 73 69 284
T10
Jarin Todd USA -4 73 69 72 70 284
T10
Rashid Khan IND -4 72 70 72 70 284
T10
Victor Dubuisson FRA -4 71 72 70 71 284
T10
Sihwan Kim KOR -4 76 68 67 73 284
T10
Mikko Korhonen FIN -4 71 69 70 74 284
T10
Seenappa Chikkarangappa IND -4 74 70 66 74 284
T18
Nino Bertasio ITA -3 70 75 73 67 285
T18
Robert Rock ENG -3 70 70 75 70 285
T18
Kalle Samooja FIN -3 75 71 69 70 285
T18
James Morrison ENG -3 70 71 69 75 285
T18
Matthias Schwab AUT -3 72 68 70 75 285
T23
Prayad Marksaeng THA -2 69 69 78 70 286
T23
Bernd Wiesberger AUT -2 71 70 75 70 286
T25
Panuphol Pittayarat THA -1 71 70 74 72 287
T25
Ashley Chesters ENG -1 69 73 71 74 287
T27
Jake Higginbottom AUS Par 73 70 77 68 288
T27
Haydn Porteous RSA Par 73 73 70 72 288
T27
Andrea Pavan ITA Par 75 68 72 73 288
T27
Lorenzo Gagli ITA Par 76 65 72 75 288
T27
Shubhankar Sharma IND Par 69 73 71 75 288
T32
Ben Campbell AUS 1 72 71 73 73 289
T32
Aaron Rai ENG 1 74 69 73 73 289
T32
Raphael Jacquelin FRA 1 70 74 70 75 289
T35
Marcus Fraser AUS 2 71 71 74 74 290
T35
Scott Vincent ZWE 2 72 72 72 74 290
T35
Poom Saksansin THA 2 69 75 71 75 290
T35
Scott Hend AUS 2 69 68 74 79 290
T39
Berry Henson USA 3 70 72 79 70 291
T39
Gaganjeet Bhullar IND 3 72 74 74 71 291
T39
Wenchong Liang CHN 3 72 73 74 72 291
T39
Jack Singh-Brar ENG 3 72 70 75 74 291
T39
Pablo Larrazabal ESP 3 68 76 73 74 291
T39
Joachim B. Hansen DEN 3 73 72 70 76 291
T45
Justin Walters RSA 4 74 71 78 69 292
T45
Rattanon Wannasrichan THA 4 73 73 74 72 292
T45
Nadaraja Thangaraja SRI 4 71 70 77 74 292
T45
John Catlin USA 4 71 75 72 74 292
T45
Shiv Chawrasia IND 4 74 72 71 75 292
T45
Sam Brazel AUS 4 73 69 73 77 292
T45
Hideto Tanihara JPN 4 71 73 71 77 292
T45
Prom Meesawat THA 4 68 74 71 79 292
T45
Robert Karlsson SWE 4 68 68 73 83 292
T54
Ajeetesh Sandhu IND 5 74 71 73 75 293
T54
Steven Brown ENG 5 73 70 74 76 293
T54
Daniel Nisbet AUS 5 70 73 73 77 293
T54
Richie Ramsay SCO 5 69 71 75 78 293
T58
Jbe Kruger RSA 6 73 71 75 75 294
T58
Jeung-Hun Wang KOR 6 73 69 76 76 294
T58
David Horsey ENG 6 72 73 70 79 294
T58
Gavin Green MAS 6 72 71 71 80 294
62
Jens Dantorp SWE 7 70 72 70 83 295
63
Terry Pilkadaris AUS 8 75 70 76 75 296
T64
Daisuke Kataoka JPN 9 76 69 74 78 297
T64
Adilson Da Silva BRA 9 71 73 73 80 297
T64
Dean Burmester RSA 9 71 73 73 80 297
67
Tirawat Kaewsirbandit THA 10 71 75 71 81 298
68
Soren Kjeldsen DEN 12 71 75 77 77 300
T69
Rahil Gangjee IND 13 70 74 77 80 301
T69
Gaurav Pratap Singh IND 13 73 73 73 82 301
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond THA 3 74 73 147
CUT
Mitch Waite ENG 3 71 76 147
CUT
Oliver Fisher ENG 3 73 74 147
CUT
Suradit Yongcharoenchai THA 3 71 76 147
CUT
Wade Ormsby AUS 3 70 77 147
CUT
Anirban Lahiri IND 4 77 71 148
CUT
Anura Rohana SRI 4 75 73 148
CUT
Hyo-Won Park KOR 4 77 71 148
CUT
Mohammad Siddikur Rahman BAN 4 76 72 148
CUT
Om Prakash Chouhan IND 4 71 77 148
CUT
Shiv Kapur IND 4 74 74 148
CUT
Syed Saqib Ahmed IND 4 74 74 148
CUT
Jason Norris AUS 5 75 74 149
CUT
Khalin Joshi IND 5 76 73 149
CUT
M Dharma IND 5 73 76 149
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer GER 5 71 78 149
CUT
Natipong Srithong THA 5 75 74 149
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia POR 5 73 76 149
CUT
Sebastian Soederberg SWE 5 76 73 149
CUT
Aman Raj IND 6 77 73 150
CUT
Danthai Boonma THA 6 72 78 150
CUT
David Law SCO 6 78 72 150
CUT
Divyanshu Bajaj IND 6 77 73 150
CUT
Edoardo Molinari ITA 6 69 81 150
CUT
Jyoti Randhawa IND 6 76 74 150
CUT
Kapil Kumar IND 6 77 73 150
CUT
Malcolm Kokocinski SWE 6 75 75 150
CUT
Mohammad Zamal Hossain Mollah BAN 6 73 77 150
CUT
Paul Peterson USA 6 78 72 150
CUT
Shamim Khan IND 6 74 76 150
CUT
Shih-Chang Chan TPE 6 71 79 150
CUT
Udayan Mane IND 6 76 74 150
CUT
Johannes Veerman USA 7 71 80 151
CUT
Marc Warren SCO 7 73 78 151
CUT
Micah Shin USA 7 74 77 151
CUT
Pavit Tangkamolprasert THA 7 76 75 151
CUT
Brandon Stone RSA 8 78 74 152
CUT
Chapchai Nirat THA 8 77 75 152
CUT
Karandeep Kochhar IND 8 78 74 152
CUT
David Howell ENG 9 75 78 153
CUT
Mithun Perera LKA 9 76 77 153
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo POR 9 73 80 153
CUT
Varun Parikh IND 9 77 76 153
CUT
Veer Ahlawat IND 9 77 76 153
CUT
Harendra P Gupta IND 10 75 79 154
CUT
Mardan Mamat SGP 10 79 75 154
CUT
Matteo Manassero ITA 10 77 77 154
CUT
Min-Chel Choi KOR 10 78 76 154
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen FIN 10 81 73 154
CUT
Tapy Ghai IND 10 73 81 154
CUT
Yi-Keun Chang KOR 10 76 78 154
CUT
Ashun Wu CHI 11 80 75 155
CUT
Viraj Madappa IND 11 77 78 155
CUT
Abhijit Chadha IND 12 77 79 156
CUT
Chiragh Kumar IND 12 77 79 156
CUT
Mukesh Kumar IND 13 79 78 157
CUT
Yaahas Chandra IND 13 80 76 156
CUT
Anant Singh IND 15 79 80 159
CUT
Digvijay Singh IND 15 83 76 159
CUT
Chris Wood ENG 17 80 81 161
CUT
Romain Wattel FRA 17 77 84 161
CUT
Akshay Sharma IND 18 76 86 162
CUT
Shankar Das IND 18 80 82 162
CUT
Alvaro Quiros ESP 19 84 79 163
CUT
Amardip Sinh Malik IND 21 84 81 165
CUT
David Gleeson AUS 23 84 83 167
CUT
Harshjeet Singh IND 30 87 87 174
RET
Honey Baisoya IND Par 79 79
RET
Kartik Sharma IND Par 80 80
RET
Nicholas Fung MAL Par 0
RET
Richard T. Lee Par 81 81
RET
Shaun Norris RSA Par 78 78
RET
Stuart Manley WAL Par 0
RET
Zander Lombard RSA Par 78 78