Barbasol ambassador and 2014 Pure Silk Championship presented by Visit Williamsburg winner Lizette Salas recorded a 7-under par 64 on moving day at Kingsmill Resort, the second-lowest score in the third round.
Tied for fourth with 18 holes remaining, the four-time Solheim Cup Team USA member is -8 overall and two strokes back of the lead. To get to this point in Williamsburg, Va., Salas is using a different approach.
“I’m focusing on visualizing my shots better and I’m obviously executing them more,” said Salas, who hit all 18 greens in regulations on Saturday. “It has been a while since I made a cut here and considering I am a past champion, this golf course is playing completely different. Putts are feeling good. I think that my confidence is coming back.”
The University of Southern California alumna also entered the week with a new weapon in the arsenal and having a familiar face on the bag has made a world of difference in her new mentality.
“Changed the putter to a Ping center-shafted putter and I had never used one before. Went into the lab and fell in love with it,” Salas said. “It is rolling really well. [Coming here] I didn’t really pay attention to what I did in the past. That was a long time ago. I think I am a new player. I came in with a new agenda.
“Last couple of months, been pretty negative and we’re trying to change that, get that confidence back. John [Killeen] is back on the bag this year, he was on the bag when I won [here] in ’14, so we have some good vibes. Going to go out there and give it my all tomorrow.”