THIS SEASON: Freshman Joanne Lee has became an immediate contributor to the Women of Troy during the 2007 fall schedule and figures to provide a solid option for Coach Gaston throughout the 2008 spring season. Her fall highlight was a tie for third at the Kent Youel Invitational.
SUMMER OF 2007: Lee competed as an amateur at the 2007 U.S. Women's Open, but did not make the cut. Her first round was a 3-over 75 ... She qualified for it by posting a 151 at Lake Merced C.C. in Daly City, Calif. ... She represented the West at the Canon Cup and competed in the U.S. Women's Amateur.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lee prepped at Carlmont High in Belmont, Calif. As a senior, she competed in the 2006 U.S. Women's Open and after graduating she played in the 2007 U.S. Women's Open ... During her high school career, 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) ... Lee was the leader in the clubhouse after the first stroke play round at the 2006 U.S. Girls', firing a 3-under 69 in a field of 156 players and was a semi-finalist the previous year ... Lee won the 2006 AJGA Fidelity Investments Junior Open at Ruby Hill and has been a consistent top-finisher in her 10 2006 AJGA events, earning Rolex Junior All-American honorable mention recognition ... She broke the course record at Malvern C.C. in Pennsylvania, firing a 67 during her second round of the AJGA McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls' Championship ... She was the 2005 NCGA Junior Girls' and the 2004 California State High School Girls' Champion and she won the Girls' High School Central Coast Sectionals three years in a row (2003-2005) ... Lee is the recipient of the High School Sports Focus "Driven to make a difference" award. She was also the 2005 and 2006 Carlmont High Female Athlete of the Year, 2005 JGANC Player of the Year and has been the San Jose Mercury News Golfer of the Year for the past three years.
PERSONAL: Lee was born on April 29, 1989 ... She is the daughter of Sung J. Lee and Boo Y. Lee.