Lee wins Trick Shot Championship

Jeanette Lee

With an 8-7 win at almost midnight Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT, Jeanette Lee is the new Ladies Trick Shot Champion

Lee started the event with an 8-4 win over Loree Jon Jones, and then watched as Ewa Laurance defeated Ming Ng 9-5 to set up the match in the finals. Then with Lee's new baby Cheyenne waiting with daddy up in the room, Lee pulled off the 8-7 win over Laurance in the finals.

"We were supposed to have more time to prepare and try to learn the 150 shots that they were allowing in this event, but they called at the last minute and said that the event was moved up to August. We had three weeks to learn as much as we could." said Lee. "I worked with Mike Massey for five days learning the shots and he is really a great teacher. I never knew there were so many different strokes you could hit a ball with." "There were some shots that I was able to pull off without practicing them just from watching the other girls shoot them and paying attention to what Mike taught me"

"This win was a real team effort" Lee added. "My friends Marc Wilson and Eric Yun came up from Indianapolis and really helped me with props and everything else. I don't think I could have won it without their help."

The only downside to the win for Lee was that her new daughter Cheyenne was not allowed on the casino floor to see it happen. "This was Cheyenne's first tournament and she wasn't even able to see me win it." said Lee.

The win was worth $25,000 for Lee, while Laurance took home $5000 for second. Jones and Ng each won $2000 for third place.

Photo courtesy of Bill Powers Photos