Ronnie Valerio figures it's not going to do any good to get mad after a bad shot or putt.
So she lets it go and moves on to the next one.
Born in Pasadena, Valerio began her trek in golf at age 7, when her parents took her to the range for the first time. Eleven years later, the 18-year-old Valerio was named the Big West Conference women's Golfer of the Month for November as a UC Irvine freshman.
In November she finished second by two shots in the seven-team Turtle Bay Collegiate Invitational in Kahuku, Hawaii, at four-over-par 220 (73-74-73). She leads UCI in scoring average (74.75).
She tried a few sports growing up, including softball and karate. But when her father, Ron, and mother, Janet, took her to the range for the first time, she soon developed an affection toward golf. Golf was the one that "fit," Valerio said.