Green River's Isabell Salas to represent GRHS Golf both nationally and internationally

Green River High School incoming senior Isabell Salas will be representing Green River High School Golf at the PGA National High School Golf Association, National Invitational at the PGA Campus in Frisco Texas, July 10-12.

Salas received a Merit Invitation based on her outstanding performance during the 22/23 high school golf season. She went undefeated in the regular season and placed second at both the 3A West Conference Championship and the 3A State Championship. Salas is a three-time All Conference and All State honoree, as well as a three-time team captain for GRHS Golf.

Salas was also one of four high school golfers in the state chosen to be a part of the Wyoming Girls Junior America's Cup golf team. Players were chosen from a combination of high school and WSGA/WJGT scores, personal statement and essay. The Girls Junior America Cup includes 18 teams and each team consists of the top four girls from each state or country.

The tournament is a 54-hole competition with teams counting three scorers and throwing out the team's highest score. The event also includes a practice round, opening and closing ceremonies, a tournament banquet and a social event. Being chosen to represent your state or country to play in the Girls Junior America Cup is one of the highest honors in junior golf. This year's Girls Junior Americas Cup is being hosted by NK'MIP Canyon Golf Course in Oliver British Columbia, Canada from July 23 through July 27.

The other Team Wyoming participants include Ericka Cook, an incoming senior at Lovell High School; Lily Nichols, an incoming junior from Wheatland High School; and Samantha Spielman, a recently-graduated senior and University of Wyoming commit from Sheridan High School. Gillette resident Rachelle Pearson is the longtime Wyoming team capitan (1999-currently) and current GJAC President.

This is Salas's second year being chosen to represent Wyoming at the GJAC tournament. Last year Salas had an impressive performance at the Americas Cup, which included posting two rounds in the 70s, six birdies and an eagle. She also had the best finish on Team Wyoming, placing 50th overall in a field of 80 participants.

As a member of Wyoming's Junior Americas Cup Team, Salas has been asked to sell 100 raffle tickets. The tickets are $10 each. The first place prize is three days and three nights at Bandon Dunes in Scotland, second place is a Callaway Driver and third place is six dozen Pro V1 golf balls. She will be selling tickets until July 16. Those who are interested in purchasing tickets or other sponsorship opportunities can contact Salas at 307-871-0743 or at isabellsalasgolf@yahoo.com.

 

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