Sandra Gal is a 27-year-old LPGA pro from Germany who played her college golf at Florida and now resides in Orlando. She won the 2011 Kia Classic and finished third at this year's U.S. Women's Open.


 

German Sandra Gal, who displayed a stunning performance in the US Women’s Open 2012 and finished third on the leaderboard, has surged to the 29th position in the Women’s World Golf Rankings.
Gal has been a prominent player on the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association), and her good performance in the US Women’s Open 2012 is said to be the main reason behind her improved ranking.



 

Key fashion point from the Open championship at Blackwolf Run -- women wear their golf shirts untucked, with a resulting flash of skin during the follow through.



 

An oddly quiet major Sunday called for a realignment of goals – at least for everyone not named Na Yeon Choi. That’s what happens when a player like Choi brings a diabolical Pete Dye design to its knees with a third-round, 7-under 65 and takes a six-shot lead into the final round.

 

Q.  Very good follow‑up to your first round.  What's your thoughts?
 

SANDRA GAL:  You know, I just really, really hung in there today.  I didn't hit a lot of greens.  I made up‑and‑down from everywhere and then I was lucky to roll in a few longer putts and I just stuck it out till the end.  I had to chip out on 18 and I hit a nice little pitch shot close.  That's about how my game was all day. 

 

Q. Sandra, you probably went the wrong way compared to where you thought you should go, and now you've got a little bit of ground to catch up. Assess your round and what's your chances heading into tomorrow? 

SANDRA GAL: You know, actually overall I don't think it's that bad of a round. The conditions were really tough out there, and I thought some of the tee boxes and pin positions were as well.

 

On being a part-time model / full-time LPGA tour player.

It's great if it brings attention to our tour. We're attractive, and we can play.





  

 

1. If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would say to them?
Nelson Mandela and I would ask him how he found so much courage and love....






 

Sandra Gal was a four-time NGCA (National Golf Coaches Association) Academic All-American while at the University of Florida in 2007 qualified for LPGA as an amateur in her first attempt through the LPGA Q-School.





 

We'd like to welcome the defending champion, Sandra Gal, to the Kia Classic, the third annual edition of the event here back at La Costa Resort and Spa. Last year you won the event at a different location. Tell us what it's like to come back here as defending champion at a new venue?




 

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