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Gallacher makes eagle on way to winning Dubai Desert Classic, beating Sterne by 3

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    Stephen Gallacher of Scotland tees off on the 9th hole during final round of the Dubai Desert Classic Golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)The Associated Press

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    India's Jeev Mikha Singh plays a ball on the 1st hole during final round of the Dubai Desert Classic Golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)The Associated Press

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    Richard Sterne from South Africa tees off on the 8th hole during final round of the Dubai Desert Classic Golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)The Associated Press

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    Richard Sterne from South Africa plays a ball on the 3rd hole during final round of the Dubai Desert Classic Golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)The Associated Press

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    Stephen Gallacher of Scotland plays a ball on the dirt on the 2nd hole during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic Golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)The Associated Press

Stephen Gallacher made an eagle on the 16th hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday, overcoming early jitters to beat playing partner Richard Sterne by three shots.

Gallacher finished with a 22-under total of 266. Looking for his first European Tour win since 2004, Gallacher (71) had a nervous start. The 111th-ranked Scotsman had a three-shot lead over Sterne but bogeyed the first two holes while Sterne birdied the second.

The two traded places several times after that, as each struggled in windy conditions. Gallacher then holed a sand wedge on No. 16 from 115 yards for an eagle that gave him a four-shot lead.