Meijer LPGA Classic. Sandra Stands on Top. August 07 2014

White Dragon GolfSandra Gall stands on top of the Meijer LPGA Classic leaderboard after the first round. [caption id="attachment_6391" align="alignnone" width="620"]Meijer LPGA Classic Sandra Gall / Getty Images[/caption] Sandra has a one shot lead following her opening round -6 under par 65 at the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club , Grand Rapids, Michigan. Playing the course backwards Sandra carded a string of six consecutive birdies from hole 3 through 8 to post her low round of the year. She said she was in the zone, maybe a vacation trip back to Germany did the trick; “I was in a zone, I was really relaxed. I was talking a lot to my caddie and to my playing partners, just kind of letting it happen instead of forcing it, which every so often that’s what we golfers do.” “I took a little vacation back to Germany and laid my clubs aside so I feel refreshed and then last week I went back to Orlando to get ready for this four-week stretch.”  “I was surprised how many people were out here on a Thursday morning. It’s great to see , it just shows that our Tour is growing in popularity and we have this amazing fan support that we are very proud of.” Inbee Park is in second place, just one shot back of the leader at -5 under par, she said she does not think too much about regaining the number one spot, just concentrates on winning tournaments; "I don't play for that every week obviously.  I just kind of think about it, but that would be my goal for later, later in the year and stuff like when I have an opportunity.  But there is that kind of thinking in my mind somewhere but that's not just my only ‑‑ that's not just my only goal.  I play to win golf tournaments and just try to bring that trophy home every week.  That's probably going to get me back to the No. 1 spot sometime." "I think this is going to be a big confidence boost going into next week.  I think I picked this week because it's kind of similar to probably next week's setup with tree‑lined golf courses and some dogleg holes and roughs.  I think it's going to be very good practice and very good confidence booster for next week, so that will be good." Third place belongs to Katherine Kirk, she on her own at -4 under par for the tournament. Michelle Wie had to withdraw from the contest, citing a sore wrist; "I don't know what happened.  It just kind of started hurting last week and just started getting worse and got to the point where I couldn't really hold a club today.  So I'm just going to try to get an MRI right now and see what my next steps are.  Hopefully I can play next week, so we'll see."