Lizette Salas

    Lizette Salas

    Born: July 17, 1989

    Height: 5 ft 4 in

    Birthplace: Azusa, California

    College: University of Southern California

    Turned Pro: 2011

    Sponsors: Toyota, Titleist, Pure Silk

    Salas began playing golf as a young girl in southern California. She went to college on a golf scholarship at USC. Salas was a highly decorated college player and the first Trojan to be honored as an All-American four times. She won three tournaments in college and was twice voted PAC-10 Player of the Year. In 2010, Salas qualified for the Women’s U.S. Open as an amateur. She missed the cut after rounds of 79 – 77.

    After graduating from USC, Salas turned professional in the summer of 2011. Salas played on the Symetra Tour and also qualified for her second U.S. Open, this time as a professional. Salas played well in her second open, making the cut and finishing in a tie for 15th place. She played in the LPGA qualifying school at the end of the year and earned her tour card for the 2012 season.

    Salas made 12 of 16 cuts in her rookie season with a tie for 9th place her best effort during the year. She made just shy of a quarter of a million dollars and finished 51st on the LPGA money list.

    In 2013, the progress continued. Salas made 23 of 24 cuts and recorded 7 top tens. She rose to 15th on the money list and was 12th in scoring. She also earned her first top ten in a Major with a 6th place finish at the Women’s British Open.

    Salas captured her first LPGA title in 2014 – the Kingsmill Championship. She finished 13 under par for the week and held off three other players, including Lexi Thompson, to win by four strokes.