LPGA TOUR professional, Lizette Salas, received the “Junior Hall of Fame” award during the annual Southern California PGA Junior Tour Banquet of Champions on Saturday, January 21st, 2017, held at Mile Square Golf Course in Fountain Valley, CA.
Junior Hall of Fame Members have contributed to the positive growth of junior golf within the Southern California region, in addition to achieving both personal and professional success. The SCPGA inducts individuals who reinforce the values and morals embodied by the PGA of America, therefore, this honor is not necessarily awarded each year. Salas will be included among Southern California’s golf greats such as, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Billy Casper, Bill Bryant, Amy Alcott and many more.
Salas, who is a current LPGA TOUR member, was in attendance to receive the HOF award. Born and raised in Azusa, CA, Salas played extensively on the SCPGA Junior Tour before committing to the University of Southern California. Upon her graduation from USC in 2011, Salas began her professional golf career and hasn’t missed an LPGA TOUR season since. Notable victories include a first place finish at the 2014 Kingsmill Championship as well as her participation in the 2015 Team USA Solheim Cup victory.
ABOUT THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PGA
The PGA of America is the world’s largest working sports organization, comprised of 28,000 men and women golf professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf, while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. The Southern California Section of the PGA of America (SCPGA) was established in 1924, and today is comprised of over 1,700 Golf Professionals working at over 500 facilities within the Section.
The mission of the SCPGA is the purpose of the PGA of America, to promote the enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals and the golf industry. The SCPGA provides competitive playing opportunities, education seminars, and player development initiatives, within a geographic area that stretches from Cambria to the Mexican border, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Nevada and Arizona borders.