Â Once I became aware of her, I began referring to her as â€śThe Elegant Sandra Gal.â€ť At six feet tall, she models and is a striking young woman. But she was so gracious with her time and thoughtful answers in my interview, I said that I was going to have start referring to her as â€śThe Elegant and Gracious Sandra Gal,â€ť hence the title of this post.
German Sandra Gal, who displayed a stunning performance in the US Womenâ€™s Open 2012 and finished third on the leaderboard, has surged to the 29th position in the Womenâ€™s World Golf Rankings.
Gal has been a prominent player on the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association), and her good performance in the US Womenâ€™s Open 2012 is said to be the main reason behind her improved ranking.
An oddly quiet major Sunday called for a realignment of goals â€“ at least for everyone not named Na Yeon Choi. Thatâ€™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.Â Very good followâ€‘up to your first round.Â What's your thoughts?Â
SANDRA GAL:Â You know, I just really, really hung in there today.Â I didn't hit a lot of greens.Â I made upâ€‘andâ€‘down from everywhere and then I was lucky to roll in a few longer putts and I just stuck it out till the end.Â I had to chip out on 18 and I hit a nice little pitch shot close.Â That's about how my game was all day.Â
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?Â
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.
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