Coming off a 10th-place finish in the Northrop Grumman Regional, freshman Sandra Gal (Leichlingen, Germany) fired a day one tally of 79 to finish in a tie for 30th. Eight spots behind her is teammate Camila Gonzalez (Bucaramanga, Columbia) in her first tournament of the 2005 spring season. Gonzalez carded an 80, good for a 38th-place tie.
Freshman CJ Kim (Rowland Heights, Calif.) rounded out the starting five for the Lady Gators. Kim shot an 83 on the opening day of the Classic for a 57-place tie. Also on the roster for UF, competing in her second tournament of her collegiate career and as an individual, is freshman Eleanor Tucker (Wilson, N.C.). Tucker fired a round of 76, her season low for the second straight tournament, to finish in a tie for 15th.
The Lady Gators will return to the par 72, 6,000-yard course tomorrow for a shotgun start at 8 a.m. in Dorado Del Mar, Puerto Rico. Results from the Classic will be available on GatorZone.com at the conclusion of each round. The 54-hole tournament format features a round of 18 each day. The Classic will conclude on Wednesday, Feb. 23.
(Place School Score) 1. Auburn 299; 2. TCU 304; 3. Cal-Berkley 306; 4. Florida 308; 5. Georgia 312;
1 Sofie Andersson, Cal-Berkley 71
(Place Name Score) T3. Tiffany Chudy 74; T8. A. Vander Lende 75; T15. Eleanor Tucker* 76; T30. Sandra Gal 79; T38. Camila Gonzalez 80; T57. CJ Kim 83;
* Competing as an individual