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Lizette Salas connects with fans

Updated: August 14, 2013, 1:46 PM ET
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW.com

PARKER, Colo. -- When Lizette Salas finished an unpleasant weekend at the U.S. Women's Open final round in June, someone important was waiting with an encouraging word.

Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez, a mentor for Salas, gave the youngster a motherly hug and told her not to get too upset over her scores of 82-74 on Saturday and Sunday at Sebonack Golf Club. After all, Salas was still having a good year and was on target to make her first Solheim Cup team.

"I still signed autographs, ...

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