2009 Rookies - Question Six

The rookies of the 2009 LPGA Tour are beginning to make a name for themselves. Get to know the rookies as they share their thoughts on a few topics. Check back towards the start of the season to find out more about your favorite rookies as LPGA.com shares some insight into their lives.

Who are you looking forward to meeting the most on Tour? And why?
Rookie
Country
Answer
Tania Elosegui
Spain
I think Lorena because she speaks Spanish like me and she is the number one in the world right now, so she is someone to really look forward to meeting from my point of view. (de todas formas)
Janell Howland
(not a rookie but participated in rookie orientation)
United States
All my friends who I haven't seen or gotten to hang out with in a few years.
M.J. Hur
South Korea
Lorena Ochoa, because she is the number one player in the world. Also she is giving a lot to help her home land. I think she is the one who all the players want to be.
Mindy Kim
United States
I'm looking to meet Angela Stanford because I chose her to be my big sister. Also, I would love to meet Lorena Ochoa. I've heard great things about her.
Jeehae Lee
South Korea
I've already met my personal hero, Heather Daly-Donofrio, but I'm also looking forward to meeting Lorena. She's simply the best.
Stacy Lewis
United States

Everyone... all the players, officials, volunteers, staff.

Mika Miyazato
Japan
Lorena Ochoa, because I want to get to play with her.
Anna Nordqvist
Sweden
New people.
Angela Oh
United States
I look forward to meeting as many people as possible. I want to make new friends and hopefully make new fans along the way!
Sunny Oh
United States
I'm excited to meet Lorena Ochoa because she is currently the number one player. I would enjoy competing and socializing with her.
Shiho Oyama
Japan
Lorena Ochoa, as I personally admire her for her attitude both on and off the course.
Pornanong Phatlum
Thailand
I want to meet Lorena Ochoa because I'm her number one fan.
Samantha Richdale
Canada
I'm looking forward to meeting all the veterans because they probably have a lot of knowledge to offer.
Jessica Shepley
Canada
Laura Diaz. No particular reason!
Jiyai Shin
South Korea
It's difficult to pick one since I got to know lots of players already. But if it has to be one, I would pick Annika. It's disappointing that I won't be able to play with her on the Tour.
Nontaya Srisawang
Thailand
Lorena and Suzann. I want to see how they play, and how long they hit with the driver.
Kim Welch
United States
Juli Inkster. She's a nor-cal girl like me, and she's such a successful player, wife, and mom... great role model!

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