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Born August 07, 1983
Comes from Gothenburg, Sweden
Turned pro in
Sjödin was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. She was the Swedish Junior Champion and European Team Champion in 2000. She won the 2000 Oijared Ladies Open on the Telia Tour and was a member of the Swedish National Team from 2000-2005. She played in the 2002 and 2004 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships, finishing on the victorious Swedish side and as Individual Champion in 2004.
She played her collegiate golf at Oklahoma State University where she won three events, the 2002 Topy Cup, the 2004 Mercedes-Benz of Bend Women's Fall Preview and 2004 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational. She was named NGCA All-America Honorable Mention from 2003-04, First-Team All-American in 2005, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and Second-Team All-Big 12 in 2003, and First-Team Academic All-American from 2003-05. She was the NCAA individual runner-up in 2004. and named First-Team All-Big 12 in 2004 and 2005.
She was awarded the 2005 Dinah Shore trophy award. Winners must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have played in at least 50% of her team’s scheduled events, maintained a scoring average of 78 or less and demonstrated leadership skills and/or extraordinary community affairs work. She also received the 2005 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award which goes to the student-athlete who is both an NGCA All-American Scholar and an NGCA All-American, with the award going to the highest GPA score in the event of a tie.
She turned professional in 2005 and earned exempt status for the 2006 LPGA Tour season by finishing tied for 16th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.
She lead the Tour in average driving distance for the 2006 season at 284.5 yards and received a special invitation to compete in the World Long Drive Championship where she finished seventh.