What Is Sophie Sandolo Famous For?


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Sophie Sandolo is a famous professional Italian golfer best known for her successes on the Ladies European Tour starting in 1999. Sandolo, who began golfing at a young age, garnered national attention when she joined the Italian Junior's golfing team as a teenager. She has multiple corporate sponsorships and has also become quite famous for promoting these companies.

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Sandolo competed in several notable tournaments including the Women's European Amateur's Championship, which she won in 1999 after coming in as runner-up in 1998. Before winning the Women's European Amateur's Championship, Sandolo attended the University of California Los Angeles on a scholarship. During her time at university, Sandolo was named an All-American, landing on the prestigious list of the best collegiate athletes in the United States.

After returning to Europe and going professional, Sandolo played in several notable tournaments, winning the Lalla Meryem Cup in 2006. Other notable golf accomplishments from Sandolo in her European professional career include placing fifth in the 2010 Portugal Ladies Open, ninth in the 2012 Spanish Ladies Open and eighth in the 2015 Sunshine Ladies Tour. Golf companies Titleist and Footjoy are two of Sandolo's largest sponsorships. Athletic footwear company Mizuno is also one of Sandolo's sponsors.

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