Rolex Rankings Move of the Week: Lizette Salas

Lizette Salas
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Lizette Salas hits her tee shot on the sixth hole during the final round of the Kingsmill Championship presented by JTBC on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort on May 18, 2014 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Lizette Salas had the Rolex Rankings Move of the Week with her win at the Kingsmill Championship Presented by JTBC. Salas cracked the top-10 moving up six spots coming in at No. 10.

Before Salas could even get off the 18th green the emotions hit – the demons of four close calls over the last two years exorcised. Gone are the questions, the doubts. She’s arrived and based on her previous company of winners in the 10-year history of this event, she could be headed for a major championship victory soon. Every previous winner of this event – Grace Park, Se Ri Pak, Cristie Kerr, Karrie Webb, Suzann Pettersen, Annika Sorenstam and Jiyai Shin - either had already won a major or went on to win a major after.

“I was patient, I was happy, and I was ready most importantly. I took a different approach this week of not thinking so much and trying to be perfect,” Salas said. “You know, I made a putter switch last week when I was home, and it was -- I felt so ready. There are so many emotions going on right now that I’m just trying to breathe.”

Other Notable Moves:
- Yani Tseng moved up 12 spots breaking the top-50 coming in at No. 41 with her tie for second place finish at the Kingsmill Championship Presented by JTBC.
- Sarah Jane Smith moved up 60 spots to move inside the top-100 coming in at No. 89 with her outstanding play at the Kingsmill Championship Presented by JTBC.

Topics: Rolex Rankings Move of the Week, Salas, Lizette, Kingsmill Championship

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