|— Golfer —|
Sandolo during 2010 Women's British Open
20 July 1976 |
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|College||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Current tour(s)||Ladies European Tour (joined 2000)|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP|
|Women's British Open||T22: 2005|
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).
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.
Sandolo earned notoriety by publishing a calendar in 2005, 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."
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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