Gal named female athlete of the week
GAINESVILLE - UF All-American Sandra Gal was named Female College Player of the Week by Golf World, the publication announced Wednesday.
The feature will appear in the October 19 issue of Golf World.
Gal, ranked No. 9, posted a three-under 210 to set up a playoff with Auburn’s Cydney Clanton for the individual title at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic. She birdied her first extra hole to earn her third
college win and helped the fifth-ranked Lady Gators to claim the team title.
Her performance in Knoxville tied the school’s low tournament total for the third time in UF history, equaling the 210 set by Cheryl Morley in 1986 at the Pat Bradley Championships and Page Dunlap in 1985
at the Ryder Championships. Gal leads the team in scoring average this year at a 71.6 clip through six rounds.
Golf World’s “College Players of the Week” section highlights a male and female golfer who have demonstrated outstanding individual play during a seven day period.