Gallacher Indian Open celebration goes wrong, loses trophy lid in water

Posing for the photographers after his gritty come-from-behind win, Gallacher moved far too close to the water-body adjacent to the 18th green. His action saw the lid of the trophy fall into the water.

Stephen Gallacher Indian Open golf

Stephen Gallacher with the Hero Indian Open trophy.   -  K. Jairaj

Stephen Gallacher did raise the winner’s trophy in the Hero Indian Open but could not pose with it for too long.

Posing for the photographers after his gritty come-from-behind win, Gallacher moved far too close to the water-body adjacent to the 18th green. His action saw the lid of the trophy fall into the water.

However, with the lid not immediately retrievable, he was soon presented with the replica of the trophy. Though some photographers were lucky to click the champion with the original trophy, some others had to make do with the winner holding the replica.

The trophy is presented to the winner since 1964, with the names of the champions inscribed on the chrome plate. The champion is given a replica for keeps.

In fact, Gallacher came to the media-conference holding the replica. Later, a diver fetched the lid. "Only if the lid had slipped a couple of feet further in water, it would have hit the bottom around 30 feet deep," said a club staffer.