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'Thinking too much' about his 1st Ryder Cup, Stephen Gallacher misses cut at Wales Open

  • Scotland's Stephen Gallacher plays out of the rough on the 2nd fairway on day two of the Wales Open golf tournament  at Celtic Manor, Newport Wales  Friday Sept. 19, 2014. Gallacher will miss the cut in his last tournament before his first Ryder Cup, putting his poor performance at the Wales Open down to "thinking too much" about playing at Gleneagles next week. (AP Photo/ Nick Potts/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Scotland's Stephen Gallacher plays out of the rough on the 2nd fairway on day two of the Wales Open golf tournament at Celtic Manor, Newport Wales Friday Sept. 19, 2014. Gallacher will miss the cut in his last tournament before his first Ryder Cup, putting his poor performance at the Wales Open down to "thinking too much" about playing at Gleneagles next week. (AP Photo/ Nick Potts/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Holland's Joost Luiten  tees off on the 5th during day two of the Wales Open golf tournament  at Celtic Manor, Newport Wales  Friday Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/ Nick Potts/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Holland's Joost Luiten tees off on the 5th during day two of the Wales Open golf tournament at Celtic Manor, Newport Wales Friday Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/ Nick Potts/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • England's Lee Westwood tees off from on 6th during day two of the Wales Open golf tournament  at Celtic Manor, Newport Wales  Friday Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/ Nick Potts/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    England's Lee Westwood tees off from on 6th during day two of the Wales Open golf tournament at Celtic Manor, Newport Wales Friday Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/ Nick Potts/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

Stephen Gallacher will miss the cut in his last tournament before his first Ryder Cup, putting his poor performance at the Wales Open down to "thinking too much" about playing at Gleneagles next week.

Gallacher failed to recover from his opening round of 7-over 78 at Celtic Manor, with his 70 in the second round on Friday leaving him five shots below the expected cut mark.

The Scot says "I was trying maybe a wee bit too hard yesterday and teeing up thinking too much about next week whereas today I was a lot more focused."

Gallacher says there are "no alarm bells ringing" ahead of his Ryder Cup debut next week, and that he feels "good both mentally and physically."