In 1987, Pitcock qualified for the LPGA Tour by tying for 14th at the LPGA Final Qualifying tournament to earn exempt status for the 1988 season. In her rookie season, she posted a career-low score of 63 during the second round of the Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Open and tied for second. In 1995, she posted five top finishes, including a season-best tie for third at the Standard Register PING. Pitcock then became a Rolex First-Time Winner in 1996 at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic. Two years later, in 1998, she crossed the $1M mark in career earnings at the Wegman’s Rochester retired from full-time play on the LPGA Tour in 2003. She now resides in Fresno, CA. and has been teaching and coaching every since. Joan recently accepted the position of Assistant Women’s Golf Coach at UC Riverside under Western Section Secretary and Highlanders Head Coach, Mary Ritchie.