Injury waiting game for Scot Stephen

Published: 25/06/2013

Stephen Gallacher will discover today whether he is fit enough to play in the Irish Open this week after his season-long back injury flared up again in Open qualifying yesterday.

The Press and Journal columnist lasted just 18 holes of the 36-hole international qualifier at Sunningdale before admitting defeat in his bid to win a place at Muirfield next month.

Gallacher, who shot a three-over-par 73 in the first round, was left to rue his lack of practice in a disappointing day but hopes his back woes will not rule him out of the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart next month.

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