Stephen Gallacher among latest qualifiers for EurAsia Cup

Last Updated: 03/02/14 10:52pm

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Stephen Gallacher: Heading for Malaysia to play in EurAsia Cup

Stephen Gallacher: Heading for Malaysia to play in EurAsia Cup

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Stephen Gallacher has earned a spot on Europe's team for the EurAsia Cup in March thanks to his Dubai Desert Classic victory.

Gallacher, Thomas Bjorn, Joost Luiten and captain Miguel Angel Jimenez are the latest four qualifiers for the team, based on the Official World Golf Rankings.

Jimenez, who was named captain for the Kuala Lumpur event back in December, still has two more picks to make to round out his 10-strong selection to take on an Asia team led by Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee.

Graeme McDowell, Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano had already secured their places in the first batch of automatic qualifers at the end of the 2013 Race to Dubai.

Jimenez said: "I have a very nice team with the addition of these qualifiers. Thomas Bjorn has been playing very well for some time and particularly at the end of last year in winning the Nedbank Golf Challenge. He is right on form.

"Stephen Gallacher has just won in Dubai for the second year in a row at the Emirates so he is clearly hitting the ball very well.

"Then we have Joost Luiten, who beat me last year in Holland, and he is a very good player who is improving all the time. He is very consistent.

"And then there is me with half a century on my shoulders but I can still play some golf! I won at the end of last year in Hong Kong and I'm really looking forward to leading this side in the first Eurasia Cup."

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