Sophie Sandolo

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Sophie Sandolo
— Golfer —
2010 Women's British Open - Sophie Sandolo (1).jpg
Sandolo during 2010 Women's British Open
Personal information
Born (1976-07-20) 20 July 1976 (age 38)
Nice, France
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Nationality  Italy
Residence Monaco
Career
College University of California, Los Angeles
Turned professional 1999
Current tour(s) Ladies European Tour (joined 2000)
Professional wins 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration DNP
LPGA Championship DNP
U.S. Women's Open DNP
Women's British Open T22: 2005

Sophie Sandolo (born 20 July 1976) is an Italian professional golfer who plays on the Ladies European Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Sandolo was born Nice, France. She began playing golf at 14 and made the Italian national team by the age of 16. She was Regional All-American while playing for the University of California, Los Angeles. She became European Champion in 1999 after being runner up in 1998. She also played on the Italian Espirito Santo Trophy team in 1996 and 1998 (finished second both times).

Professional career[edit]

She won her first professional event in 2006 at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco. Her highest finish on the Ladies European Tour was 2nd at the 2005 Catalonia Ladies Masters. Her highest finish on the LET Order of Merit was 15th, also in 2005.

Modelling[edit]

Sandolo earned notoriety by publishing a calendar in 2005,[1] in which she posed semi-nude. She has continued to release the calendar every year since. On the topic of the calendar, Sandolo has said, "My first sexy calendar is intended to represent my love for golf, my desire for freedom and a touch of coquetry and I’m instinctively attracted by fashion, elegance and glamour."[citation needed]

She is often invited on TV shows. She participated in a reality show called The Big Break: Ka'anapali on the Golf Channel.

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