Adverse conditions don't stop Sandra Gal in Ricoh Women's British Open opener

On a day when the wind whistled in from the sea at over 20 mph, and birdies were harder to find than balls in the deep rough, Sandra Gal nipped in with a sparkling 3-under-par 69 to take a one-shot advantage into the second day of the Ricoh Women's British Open.

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Paula Creamer

Paula Creamer finished the first round of the 2009 Ricoh Women's British Open at 2-over with two bogies.

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