This edition of Card Contenders features the player who has been in the lead of the Volvik Race for the Card for 11 consecutive weeks and has been in the Race since she broke in at No. 2 after her first-career victory at the Sara Bay Classic in April. She went on to win the next event for back-to-back victories at the Riviera Nayarit Classic in Mexico and has held the No. 1 spot ever since. Choe has split time between the Ladies European Tour and the Symetra Tour and has made the most of her time on the Road to the LPGA. In just five starts, she recorded two wins, a runner-up, a T13 and one missed cut. The Scottsdale, Ariz. native is the Tour’s only two-time winner this season and is looking to claim her LPGA Tour card for the first time in her six-year professional career. See who the Race leader would pick to play a final practice round on the Symetra Tour with, what her favorite country is to travel to and what event in the past, present or future she would like to witness.
If you could be on a show based only on your personality or interests, which one would it be and why?
The Amazing Race because I love to travel, be adventurous and be competitive
What was your favorite board game growing up?
Chutes and Ladders
If you could witness any event past present, or future, what would it be?
Witnessing the discovery for the cure for cancer.
What was the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Transitioning from junior golf to professional golf.
What’s your biggest fear?
What’s the most pressure you’ve ever felt in tournament golf?
I feel the most pressure when I am not playing well.
Describe the best meal you’ve had while on the road and where you had it…
Not sure about the best meal, but my go to dinner after golf is take out at Outback. The Outback Special sirloin with sweet potato and veggies.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Phillippians 4 6-7
If you had one last round of golf to play, who would make up your foursome?
Mom, Dad, Brother
Who do you admire and why?
I admire everyday, hard working people that are good at what they do.
Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter and why?
Well right now I don’t have a Twitter so I’ll say Facebook. It stays me well connected with friends.
What is your favorite sports team?
Green Bay Packers
Describe your biggest sports accomplishment to date…
Winning back to back Symetra Tour events earlier this year to basically lock up my LPGA card for 2013.
Name what you like most and least about being a professional golfer...
I love being able to travel the world to play golf. Not a lot of people get the opportunity to travel like that. I also love that it is a challenge. It can never be perfected which also can be very frustrating.
What is the top played song on your Ipod? Most frequently listened to artist?
I never tire of Feel So Close by Calvin Harris and Levels by Avicii. It pumps me up and puts me in a good mood. Jack Johnson is great chill out music.
What is your favorite country to travel to?
That’s a tough one, but probably Switzerland. It’s so beautiful there.
If you could play one pro sport besides golf, what would it be?
First concert you ever went to…
Three things you would bring on a deserted island and why?
A sunbrella, reclining lawn chair, my dog :)
What’s something you are looking forward to in the next year?
Having the privilege of being able to play with the best players in the world every week on the LPGA.
What do you consider to be the most valuable thing you own?
My Bible. It’s my instruction manual for life and keeps me balanced.
If you had one last practice round on the Symetra Tour, who would make up your foursome?
Stephanie Na, Julia Boland, Cathryn Bristow