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Sandra Gal

CLASS
Junior
Hometown
Leichlingen, Germany (Marienschule Opladen)
School

COLLEGIATE HONORS
Golf World – Midseason All-American (2007)
NGCA All-America First Team (2007)
SEC Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2007)
SEC Female Golfer of the Week (4x, 2007)
All-SEC First Team (2007)
NGCA All-America Honorable Mention (2006)
NGCA All-American Scholar Golf Team (2006, 2007)
All-SEC Second Team (2006)
SEC Academic Honor Roll (2005, 2006, 2007)
NGCA All-American Scholar Golf Team (2005)

COLLEGIATE BESTS
Low Round: 69 (7x, 2007 Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic, 2007 Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship, 2007 Northrop Grumman, 2007 UCF Challenge, 2007 SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational, 2007 Liz Murphey Collegiate, 2007 Bryan National Collegiate)
Low Tournament: 210 (2x, Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic, SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational, 2007)
Best Finish: 1st (3x, 2007 Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic, SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational, 2006 & 2007)

AS A SENIOR (2007-08) – Collegiate and amateur sensation who declared she would turn pro on Dec. 2…Advanced to the professional ranks for a one-year LPGA exemption card, after tying for 14th at the final stage of the qualifying tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla., foregoing the remainder of her senior year…Made the cut and finished as the low amateur to tie for fifth in LPGA sectional qualifying school in Venice, Fla. with a 2-under par 286 (72-71-69-74)...Honored with Golf World Midseason All-American accolades at the conclusion of the fall season…Led Florida during the fall season in stroke average, posting a 72.0 scoring clip through nine rounds…Tied for a team-best finish with Jessica Yadloczky for seventh at the Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate, closing out her final collegiate event with a round of 71…Did her part to help Florida capture third at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship, posting a 3-0-1 record…Defeated Louisville’s Sara Maude-Juneau, Alabama’s Kathleen Ekey, Tennessee’s Ginny Brown and halved with Georgia’s Krystle Caithness, salvaging the final hole…Captured her third career first-place hardware, outlasting Auburn’s Cydney Clanton in a one-hole playoff to take individual honors at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic…Gal’s effort of 210 in Knoxville was a personal-best tournament score and tied the school’s low-tournament total for the third time, equaling Cheryl Morley (1986) and Page Dunlap (210)…Absent from the lineup at the Wildcat Fall Invitational, competing at the Section Qualifier of LPGA Q-School in Venice, Fla…Led Florida in the season-opening Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship, tying for 15th with a 1-over par 217…No. 9 in Golf World’s Preseason Female Golfers to Watch…Ranked seventh in the Golfweek/Sagarin preseason individual rankings…No. 1 in the European Amateur Rankings.

AS A JUNIOR (2006-07) – An SEC Academic Honor Roll selection…Earned NGCA All-America first-team honors…Named SEC Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year, becoming the first player in program history to win the award…Earned first-team All-SEC accolades…Led the team in stroke average for the second-straight year with a career-best 72.7 clip, breaking the school record in the process…Earned a share of 19th at the NCAA West Regional, posting an 11-over 224 (77-74-73)… Tied for seventh at the SEC Championship – her first top-10 finish at the conference tournament – with a two-over score of 218 (70-73-75) …Earned her fourth SEC Player of the Week honor after tying for first at the Bryan National Collegiate, falling on the third sudden-death playoff hole in a chase for the tournament’s individual medal…Registered a three-under 69 in the third round to finish with a total of 215 (-1)…One of just five golfers to break 70 at the Bryan National, and one of only two to finish in red numbers for the tournament…The Bryan National was her fifth-straight tournament with a round of 69 on her card…Earned her third SEC Player of the Week honor on the strength of a third-place tie at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic…Fired a final-round 69 at the Liz Murphey Collegiate, moving five spots up the leader board on the last day and finishing in a tie for third with a three-over 216 (74-73-69)…Became the only golfer in the field to break 70 with her performance in the third round, as well as just one of three players at the Liz Murphey to post a round at par or better…The Liz Murphey became Gal’s fourth-consecutive tournament with a round of 69…Opened the Lady Gator Invitational with her third round of 69 in as many tourneys, and recorded the second medalist honor of her collegiate career with an even finish of 210 (69-70-71)…Tabbed SEC Female Golfer of the Week for her Lady Gator victory…Matched her career-low by carding a final-round 69 at the UCF Challenge en route to finishing tied for 12th with a final score of 224 (79-76-69)…Earned her first-ever SEC Female Golfer of the Week honor after firing a career-best 69 in the third and final round of the Northrop Grumman, where she tied for second place with a three-round 219 (76-74-69)…Won her final match at the Hooters Match Play Collegiate Championship, which gave the Lady Gators a 3-2 victory over Wake Forest in the consolation final…Posted a team best 3-1 record in the four-round match play event en route to the team's second-consecutive ninth-place finish at the event…Rebounded from a first-round 79 at the Auburn Derby with a one-under par 71 (79-71-150), and led the Lady Gators to the second lowest round score of the tournament (297)…Competed at the Women’s World Amateur Team Championships and finished tied for 24th out of 125 participants with a three over-par score of 291 (69-75-74-73)…Also competed as a member of Team Germany, which finished in a fifth place tie...Her one over-par score of 217 (73-74-70) led the team, and was good for a seventh-place tie at the Daytona Beach Fall Preview…Opened the season with back-to-back two-under par rounds in the Dick McGuire Invitational en route to a tie for second place, with a total score of 215 (71-71-73).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005-06) - SEC Academic Honor Roll selection…Earned NGCA All-America Honorable Mention accolades…Finished the season ranked 36th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings…Led the team with a 74.27 stroke average in 37 rounds…Recorded six top-10 and 10 top-25 finishes…Named team MVP and earned the Lady Gator Lowest Stroke Average Award…Carded a team-high 10 even or under par rounds throughout the season…Finished 124th at the U.S. Women’s Open with back-to-back rounds of 78…Was the low qualifier at the U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier with a two-round total of 148 (77-71)…Shot a 291 (74-72-71-74) to tie for fourth place at the NCAA Championships, becoming just the sixth Lady Gator to secure a top-five finish at the national tournament…Marked a career-best at the Lady Buckeye by firing a three-under 213…Also matched her career-best round of 70 during the second round of the Lady Buckeye en route to a third-place finish…Recorded a career-low final round score of 70 at the Bryan National…Claimed individual medalist honors at the Lady Gator Invitational with a three-round score of 217 (74-71-72)…Shot a 71 during the second round of the Lady Puerto Rico and finished tied for sixth place with a five-over 221 (77-71-73)…Secured a top-20 finish at the Auburn Derby with a three-round score of 223 (75-74-74)…Posted back-to-back top-10 finishes at the Chrysler Challenge and Lady Wildcat…Shot a 227 (76-76-75) to tie for 10th place at the Chrysler Challenge and carded a six-over 222 (76-72-74) to place ninth at the Mason Rudolph.

AS A FRESHMAN (2004-05) – Second on the team in stroke average (75.4)…Posted two top-10 finishes and recorded five top-25 efforts…Competed in the NCAA Championships, bouncing back over the final two rounds to finish in a tie for 45th, with rounds of 79-78-71-72 for a 300 total…Shot one round of par at the NCAA Championships, the only Lady Gator to do so…Had a phenomenal showing at the NCAA East Regional Championships, where she notched career marks for 54-hole tournament score (217), low 18-hole round (71) and equaled her career-best for highest tournament finish when she tied for 10th…Tallied an under-par 71 in the opening round and an even-par 72 in the final round of the NCAA Regional Championships en route to a team-low 217 (71-74-72) and a tie for 10th place…Fired a 230 (76-78-76) and finished in a 22nd-place tie at the SEC Championships…Posted an under-par 71 in the first round of the Bryan National, en route to a 227 (71-77-79) and 14th-place tie…Carded a 231 (79-78-74) and tied for 25th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic…Shot a 224 (76-73-75) and tied a career best in tournament finish by tying for 10th at the Northrop Grumman Regional Tournament…Tied for 28th place after a 224 (74-77-73) effort at the Chrysler Challenge…Posted a 225 (75-75-75) and tied for 33rd place at the Mason Rudolph Tournament in her collegiate debut…Shot a 67 in the World Amateur Team Championship to finish 16th…Also finished third in the Swiss Ladies Open Championship and fifth in the French Ladies Open Championship…Shot a 141 (72-69) at the Czech Ladies Team Championship…Captured third place at the British Open Ladies Stroke Play Championships with a 289 (73-76-69-71).

PRIOR TO FLORIDA – Member of the German National Team since 2003…Recorded a career-best score of 66, a round which propelled her to the 2003 German National Champion title…Ranked number one junior player in Germany…Also named 2003 German Golfer of the Year.

CAREER RESULTS

2007-08 (Senior Season)
Date Tournament Finish Score
9/14-16 Mason Rudolph (Nashville, TN) T15th 69-76-72-217 (+1)
10/12-14 Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic (Knoxville, TN) T1st 69-71-70-210 (-3)
10/26-28 Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate (Tuscaloosa, AL) T7th 75-75-71-221 (+8)
Rounds: 9    Strokes: 648    Average: 72.0
 
2006-07 (Junior Season)
Date Tournament Finish Score
9/11-12 Dick McGuire Invitational (Albuquerque, NM) T2nd 71-71-73-215 (-4)
9/22-24 Daytona Beach Fall Preview (Daytona Beach, FL) T7th 73-74-70-217 (+1)
10/27-29 Auburn Derby (Auburn, AL) T11th 79-71-150 (+6)
2/12-14 Northrop Grumman (Palos Verdes, CA) T2nd 76-74-69-219 (+6)
3/5-6 UCF Challenge (Orlando, FL) T12th 79-76-69-224 (+8)
3/10-11 Lady Gator Invitational (Gainesville, FL) 1st 69-70-71-210 (E)
3/23-25 Liz Murphey Collegiate (Athens, GA) T3rd 74-73-69-216 (+3)
4/6-8 Bryan National Collegiate (Browns Summit, NC) T1st 72-74-69-215 (-1)
4/20-22 SEC Championship (West Point, MS) T7th 70-73-75-218 (+2)
5/10-12 NCAA West Regional (St. George, UT) T19th 77-74-73-224 (+11)
Rounds: 29    Strokes: 2,108    Average: 72.7
 
2005-06 (Sophomore Season)
Date Tournament Finish Score
9/23-25 Mason Rudolph (Franklin, TN) T30th 79-73-76-228 (+12)
10/1-2 Lady Wildcat (Lexington, KY) 9th 76-72-74-222 (+6)
10/28-30 Chrysler Challenge (Sandestin, FL) T10th 76-76-75-227 (+14)
11/4-6 Auburn Derby (Auburn, AL) T13th 75-74-74-223 (+7)
2/13-15 Regional Challenge (Palos Verdes, CA) T34th 76-76-81-233 (+20)
2/24-26 Lady Puerto Rico Classic (San Juan, PR) T6th 77-71-73-221 (+5)
3/11-12 Lady Gator Invitational (Gainesville, FL) 1st 74-71-72-217 (+7)
3/31-4/2 Bryan National (Browns Summitt, NC) T13th 75-77-70-222 (+6)
4/14-16 SEC Championships (Knoxville, TN) T21st 79-74-72-225 (+9)
4/22-23 Lady Buckeye (Columbus, OH) 3rd 71-70-72-213 (-3)
5/11-13 NCAA Central Regional (Bryan, TX) T15th 76-79-75-226 (+10)
5/23-26 NCAA Championships (Columbus, OH) T4th 74-72-71-74-291 (+3)
Rounds: 37    Strokes: 2,748    Average: 74.3
 
2004-05 (Freshman Season)
Date Tournament Finish Score
10/1-3 Mason Rudolph (Franklin, TN) T33rd 75-75-75-225 (+9)
10/29-31 Chrysler ACC/SEC (Sandestin, FL) T28th 74-77-73-224 (+11)
2/7-9 N. Grumman (Palos Verdes, CA) T10th 76-73-75-224 (+11)
2/21-23 Lady Puerto Rico Classic (Dorado Del Mar, PR) T25th 79-78-74-231 (+15)
3/4-6 Lady Gator Invitational (Gainesville, FL) T39th 75-76-83-234 (+24)
4/1-3 Bryan National (Greensboro, NC) T14th 71-77-79-227 (+11)
4/15-17 SEC Championship (Tunica, MS) T22nd 76-78-76-230 (+14)
5/5-7 NCAA East Regional (Gainesville, FL) T10th 71-74-72-217 (+7)
5/17-20 NCAA Championships (Sunriver, OR) T45th 79-78-71-72-300 (+16)
Rounds: 28    Strokes: 2,112    Average: 75.4
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