In 2002, tied her career-low score of 66 during the first round of the Longs Drugs Challenge.
In 2001, best finish was a tie for sixth at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez, where she tied her career-low score of 66 in the first round.
In 2000, finished in the top 15 three times, including a season-best 10th place at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic; recorded her second career hole-in-one during the second round of the Welch's/Circle K Championship.
In 1999, best finish was a tie for ninth at the areaWEB.COM Challenge; fired a career-low 66 during the first round of the Philips Invitational Honoring Harvey Penick; recorded her first hole-in-one during the opening round of the du Maurier Classic. In 1998, posted a career-best, third-place finish at the Michelob Light Classic. In 1997, competed on the Players West Tour, where she won the Lodi Pepsi Classic and was ranked second on the money list; qualified for the LPGA Tour by tying for 54th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 1998 season.
In 1996, prior to joining the LPGA, competed on the Players West Tour and Futures Tour and recorded six second-place finishes.
Sanders was the 1994 San Diego City amateur champion and participated in the 1995-96 U.S. Women's Amateur Championships. In 1995, she was a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Women's Public Links Championship. In 1996, she finished second at the California State Amateur.
5'8"...Started playing golf at the age of 17...Credits her father, husband Drew and golf instructor Laird Small as the individuals most influencing her career...A two-time All-American at Stanford University in field hockey and was a walk-on with the golf team...Has one sister...Married Drew Sanders on Nov. 14, 1998...Maiden name is Hallock...Competed as Sara Hallock in 1998...Hobbies include watching movies, football, field hockey (playing and coaching) and reading books...Qualified for the Tour on her second attempt.