Rolex Rankings No. 40 Lizette Salas (@LizetteSalas5) didn’t close out her week the way she wanted to but easily had the most visible and supportive cheering contingent this week in Rancho Mirage which kept her attitude in-check. The Southern California native started the final round three shots off the lead but double bogeyed No. 1 to dig herself into a hole early on.
“It was one of those days where it could have gone from bad to worse, and starting off with a double wasn't in the game plan,” said Salas. “But everyone is going to have those days where they're just not going to be able to score, and bad luck, it was the last day of a major championship for me.”
Salas finished with a 7-over 79 to drop down to a tie for 25th but said it was the outpour of cheers from her personal gallery that helped keep things in perspective.“No, it was great,” said Salas. “You know, if it wasn't for them, it probably would have gone way worse today. But knowing that they came to watch me play, I just tried to keep smiling for them, and even though I was very angry inside and very frustrated, I tried not to let it show because they came here to support me, and I just couldn't ask for better fans. That's why I'm here on the LPGA is to bring more fans and bring smiles to kids' faces.”