Lizette Salas Biography – Lizette Salas Wiki
Lizette Salas is an American professional golfer. Salas is currently playing on the LPGA Tour. Salas was born and raised in Azusa, California, United States, where she attended Azusa High School and graduated in 2007. She had a very successful amateur career, during her amateur career she played collegiate golf at the University of Southern California, where she earned three wins, the 2008 Pacific Athletic Conference-10 Freshman of the Year, two-time winner of the Pac-10 Player of the Year award in 2009 and 2011, three-time Pac-10 All-Conference First Team selection in 2009 and 2011, and two-time NGCA All-American First Team selection in 2009 and 2011.
Salas made her first appearance in a professional tournament after qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Open, in July 2010. she turned professional in June 2011, She played on the Symetra Tour in 2011, she played in seven tournaments and finishing 45th on the Symetra Tour money list. The same year she made her first appearance at the U.S. Women’s Open as a professional and finished T15. She also competed in the 2011 LPGA Qualifying School in the fall of 2011, where she finished 20th and earning full status on the LPGA Tour for 2012.
On May 18, 2014, Salas earned her first championship on the LPGA Tour at the 2014 Kingsmill Championship, which she won by a four-stroke margin. Salas’ season-best was a T3 finish at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship. She has made several team appearances on the Solheim Cup, representing the United States, in 2013, 2015 (winners), 2017 (winners), and 2019. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), where she graduated with a degree in sociology, in 2011.
Lizette Salas Age
She was born on July 17, 1989, in Azusa, California, United States.
Lizette Salas Parents
Lizette Salas’ parents are Ramon Salas and Martha Salas. Ramon and Martha Salas immigrated separately to the United States from Mexico and met in Azusa, California where they raised their three children. While Lizette was growing up, Ramon worked as a mechanic at Azusa Greens Country Club. He tried introducing each of his children to golf, but the oldest, Susie, gravitated more towards team sports and Marvin became a football star in high school.
“Their whole goal was to make their children’s lives better than theirs,” Lizette said. “They wanted their kids to succeed at anything they were passionate about and mine just so happened to be golf.”
Lizette Salas Family
She is the daughter of Ramon Salas and Martha Salas. Her parents moved from Mexico to the United States where they met. Her father works as a mechanic at Azusa Greens Country Club, while her mother caddied for her but later retired from the task. Salas has two siblings, her sister Susie, and her brother Marvin who was a football star in high school.
Lizette Salas Husband
Is Lizette Salas married? She is unmarried. It is unclear who her boyfriend/partner is.
Lizette Salas Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) tall.
Lizette Salas Net Worth
Lizette Salas’ net worth is estimated to be $8 Million dollars. She has earned total career earnings of $6,118,691.
Lizette Salas Nationality – Lizette Salas Heritage
What nationality is Lizette Salas? She is of Mexican American nationality and Hispanic/Latino ethnicity/heritage. As a young Latina growing up playing golf, Lizette was ridiculed and doubted. Mexicans don’t play golf, critics would tell her. She used their comments as motivation to continue pursuing what her parents dreamed for her, a better life.
“I always grew up with a chip on my shoulder. I always wanted to prove people wrong, because, in the Latin and Mexican community, golf wasn’t really popular. So I had to push myself so I could prove to other people that I could play golf and I could be really good at.”
Lizette Salas Instagram
Lizette Salas’ Instagram handle is @lizettesalas5.