Germany’s Sandra Gal birdied five of the final eight holes for a 5-under-par 67 and a one stroke lead after the second round at the Avnet LPGA Classic on Friday.



 

Mobile, Alabama – Sandra Gal was looking for a trigger to her round Friday in the Avnet LPGA Classic, and found it....







 

Sandra Gal took the lead of the Avnet LPGA Classic after birdies on the final eight holes in the second round in Alabama







 

Mobile, Ala. (AP) – Sandra Gal birdied five of the final eight holes Friday for a 5-under 67 and a one stroke lead over Amy Yang in the Avnet LPGA Classic, the tour’s only event in a six-week stretch.





 

Gal, who won the Kia Classic, last month in California for her first LPGA Tour title, had a 7-under 137 total on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trails Magnolia Grove complex

 

Kia Classic winner is eligible for European team

SkySports.com can reveal that Germany's Sandra Gal, the highly impressive winner of the LPGA Tour's Kia Classic last month, is now eligible for the European Solheim Cup team in September.




 

What a Gal: After becoming a Rolex First-Time Winner during last week’s Kia Classic, Sandra Gal continued her strong play in the first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship on Thursday. Gal’s opening-round 67 put her in a tie for second with Mika Miyazato. Gal, who moved up 56 spots in the in the Rolex Rankings following her win at the Kia Classic last week, has now shot eight consecutive rounds under-par dating back to the first round of the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup earlier this month.



 

Sandra Gal was named the Prudential Rock Solid Performer of the week after her win at the Kia Classic.
Sandra Gal outlasted Rolex Rankings No. 2 Jiyai Shin to earn her first LPGA victory at the Kia Classic. Gal hit a wedge from 83 yards to two feet for birdie on the 18th hole to defeat Shin by a stroke and become the only Rolex First-Time winner of 2011.




 

Sandra Gal received a congratulatory message on Facebook from the "The Kaymer Family" after winning the Kia Classic on Sunday.
Gal, 25, grew up in the same part of Germany as Martin Kaymer, the No. 1 player in the world in men’s golf.
"I don't know Martin very well, but I've grown up with him playing junior tournaments, so kind of seeing him succeed, you know it's possible," Gal said.




 

I’ll have a note in a minute about Martin Laird’s victory yesterday, but a remarkable thing happened on the LPGA Tour yesterday. The underdog won. The big underdog won.

 

 




 

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