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Getting to Know Joanne Lee
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  01/11/2011

Junior Joanne Lee comes into the spring season ranked No. 16 among individuals in the Golfweek rankings. In the fall, Joanne set a Cal record for lowest score in a single round, shooting a 65 (-6) in the opening round of the Pac-10/SEC Challenge at Stanford Golf Course. She was Cal's 2009-10 scoring leader, averaging 73.6 shots per round.

Joanne qualified for the US Women's Amateur this last summer, competing at the Charlotte Country Club in North Carolina. She played in the 2006 and 2007 US Women's Open Championships. In high school, she competed in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championships five straight years (2003-07) and in the U.S. Girls' Junior Championships four straight years (2003-06).

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Here are some other things you may not know about Joanne:

What are your future goals? Play on the LPGA Tour

Of what sport teams are you a fan? Cal Football

When you were a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A soccer player (Mia Hamm)

Of what are you most proud? My 65 at Stanford in the fall

Who is your favorite celebrity? Megan Fox

If you could be on any TV show, which would it be? If I could sing and dance, definitely Glee

What is your favorite article of clothing? My belt

What sort of business would you like to start? Giving the opportunity to underprivileged kids to play golf on a higher level so that they can be equally exposed for their full potential.

Whose diary would you really like to read? Tiger Woods

Where is your favorite place to relax? Half Moon Bay

Who has been your favorite professor/ class at Cal? Prof. Bhandari from ISF. He taught me how to really analyze classic texts and relate it to our current society. He really opened my eyes to fully grasping class material.

What is one thing about your hometown that you miss? The views. I miss driving in circles and really appreciating mother nature.

What is the strongest part of your game? Putting

What is your favorite sport other than golf? Soccer

What is your favorite movie of all-time? Save the last Dance

What is your favorite recent movie? Inception

What challenge do you find in golf that you do not find in any other sport? That you have to be mentally in the game for all 5 hours. There's no time to slack-off. If you're not in it, game over.

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