Joanne Free
Joanne  Free


Gullane, Scotland

High School:


Ski-U-Mah Life: Women's Golf

The Gophers have had unique experiences off the golf course, just under a month into the season.


Big Ten Championships Day One

Women's golf at the Big Ten Championship first round. Photos by Ryan Meyer

Played in every tournament and was third on the team in scoring average (76.58), ending the year with the fourth-best freshman scoring average • Was in the lineup in each tournament • Began college career at Minnesota Invitational, tying for 55th (74-76-74—224, +8) • Posted best finish of the fall at Louisville Ladies Fall Intercollegiate, finishing T-32nd (82-75—157, +13) • Finished T-60th at the Florida State Match Up (82-72-82—236, +20), including her low round of the year • Carded her best tournament finish and score to par, placing 31st at the Meadow Club Women’s Collegiate (74-76—150, +6) • Placed T-54th at the Big Ten Championship (77-74-78—229, +13).


Competed at a national level for Scotland from 2014-2016 • Finished third at the 2014 and 2016 Scottish Girls Championship • Scottish Junior Champion of Champions in 2014 • Played on Scottish National Team at the Girls Home International Matches in 2015 and at the European Girls Championship in 2016 • Also played netball in high school, earning Ross High School Under 18 Player of the Year honors in 2015 • Named the 2016 East Lothian Young Sports Personality of the Year and Gullane Juniors Players Player of the Year in 2014.

Parents are Diane and John Free • Nickname is “JoJo” • Has one older brother, Nathan • Is a big soccer fan (Liverpool FC supporter) and enjoys listening to music • Most memorable sports thrill was winning her first match at the European Team Championships for Scotland by holing a 35-foot putt • Plans to major in sports management or geography.


Round: 72 - Florida State Match Up (2/9/18)
Finish: T-27th - Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational (4/14/18 - 4/15/18)
Tournament Score: 226 - Clover Cup (3/16/18 - 3/18/18)
Tour. Score to Par: +6 - Meadow Club Ladies Intercollegiate (3/5/18 - 3/6/18)


Year Tournaments Rounds Strokes Average Low Round
2017-18 9 24 1838 76.58 72
Totals 9 24 1838 76.58 72


Eight Gophers Earn Academic All-District Nods

Eight Gophers Earn Academic All-District Nods

5/17/2018 - W. Golf

The eight Gopher honorees represent six sports with men's gymnastics and women's hockey each having two representatives.

Gophers Show Improvement on Final Day of B1Gs

Gophers Show Improvement on Final Day of B1Gs

4/22/2018 - W. Golf

Minnesota posted its best score of the weekend as the Big Ten Championship drew to a close on Sunday at TPC River's Bend.

Gophers Tied for 12th After Second Round

Gophers Tied for 12th After Second Round

4/21/2018 - W. Golf

Garrison in top-15 as Minnesota prepares for the final round of the conference championship Sunday.

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