Lizette Salas and Gaby López with Amor a la Mexicana.
By: Carlos Chicas
Photos: Crant Osborne
Lizette Salas de Azusa, California. Gaby Lopez from Mexico City, different countries, but with the same love for the sport that has them today among the best in professional golf.
Both players jumped to GREEN with the same goal, to win the title of the NW Arkansas Champioship, and although the performance of both was acceptable, on Sunday they had to see from afar Sung Hyun Park lift the crown. But having shared the pitch leaves them with an unforgettable experience.
“The truth is that Lizette is an incredible woman, I admired and respected her in every way, for my Lizette has been an icon in golf, she also played in the time of Lorena (Ochoa), began to play very well lately, and to be able to share this experience with her, learn from her because she potea very well, and the best thing she has is the short game, and continue learning from the best as one of her. Gaby Lopez said about Salas.
Gaby Lopez finished T13 in this tournament and that position allowed her to win $29,601.00.
Lizette Salas knew that playing once again at Rogers was very important. She also recognizes that when Gaby Lopez has a lot of fans, but that the same club could also become a hobby for her, since they are both Latinas and represent the Hispanic community not only in their respective communities but also around the world. “It’s very nice not to have the support of the community, I expected that today, but I was focused on my game and I had a plan, and I enjoyed it, and maybe I got some new fans. Salas said.
Salas during the tournament felt happier, more relaxed, and enjoying her profession, and apparently, Love Rolls its Door. “My God, Love of golf, love of life, I am very happy, I have a great team that has me smiling, and we keep working, and I fell in love again with golf, because here I am smiling, and although I would have liked to play a little better, I played well all week. Salas said.
Lizette finished T18 67-67-67 201, and won $20,994, but with this result and everything she has achieved in her professional career, she feels satisfied. “Obviously we have very high expectations, at the beginning of my career I played great, I won a championship in 2014, we want to continue playing well and winning, but at the same time is to enjoy the moment, I have eight years in the tour, if I have expectations, but at the same time is to enjoy and thank the communities we are visiting, I love my job and I like to share this game. Lizette Salas concluded.