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Dubai Desert Classic winner Steven Gallacher said after Sunday's (February 3) victory that the "big push" is on try to make Europe's Ryder Cup squad. Runner-up Richard Sterne said he hopes to win later in the year, but golf must give way to his wife's pregnancy. Gallacher said after his three-shot win: "Well I'm glad it's over anyway. It was, it was a tough day today; really, really tough. Hard to get the ball close with the wind gusting but, nice to get over the line in the end."

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SHOWS: DUBAI, UAE (FEBRUARY 3, 2013) (UCOM - ACCESS ALL) 1. COURSE (MUTE) 2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SCOTLAND'S STEVEN GALLACHER SAYS: "Well I'm glad it's over anyway. It was, it was a tough day today; really, really tough. Hard to get the ball close with the wind gusting but, nice to get over the line in the end" 3. COURSE (MUTE) 4. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SCOTLAND'S STEVEN GALLACHER SAYS: "You know I've, I've, I've set out my plan at the start of the year to try and get in the top 50 and make the Ryder Cup. So, you know, I've practiced hard. I had a good end to last year, got, got my equipment right and stuff like that and you know, the big push is on. But no, it's been tough. I thought -- I've had chances and there's always been somebody just that one better than me, but I got it well this week" 5. COURSE (MUTE) 6. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH AFRICA'S RICHARD STERNE SAYS: "Yeah I mean, I'm pretty happy. Obviously it's a nice start to the year really. You know I've got a baby -- my wife's having a baby in June, so I mean I'll not play as much golf probably this year as last year. So I'm going to take off a bit of time and this will allow me to, now at least, sort of plan my year around that and -- which is good and -- no, I want to get out there and -- but I want to get out there and win again. It's frustrating to come so close and not do it" STORY: Dubai Desert Classic winner Steven Gallacher said after Sunday's (February 3) victory that the "big push" is on try to make Europe's Ryder Cup squad. Runner-up Richard Sterne said he hopes to win later in the year, but golf must give way to his wife's pregnancy. Gallacher said after his three-shot win: "Well I'm glad it's over anyway. It was, it was a tough day today; really, really tough. Hard to get the ball close with the wind gusting but, nice to get over the line in the end." The Scotsman, nephew of former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher, said he was aiming for inclusion in the tournament. "You know I've, I've, I've set out my plan at the start of the year to try and get in the top 50 and make the Ryder Cup. So, you know, I've practiced hard. I had a good end to last year, got, got my equipment right and stuff like that and you know, the big push is on. But no, it's been tough. I thought -- I've had chances and there's always been somebody just that one better than me, but I got it well this week," said Gallacher. South African Sterne commented: "Yeah I mean, I'm pretty happy. Obviously it's a nice start to the year really. You know I've got a baby -- my wife's having a baby in June, so I mean I'll not play as much golf probably this year as last year. So I'm going to take off a bit of time and this will allow me to, now at least, sort of plan my year around that and -- which is good and -- no, I want to get out there and -- but I want to get out there and win again. It's frustrating to come so close and not do it."