Latinas from Spain, Mexico, Central and South America are members of the LPGA Tour, however, there are only three U.S. Latinas currently participating: Lizette Salas from Azusa, Ca; Gerina Mendoza Piller from Roswell, NM; and Lee Lopez from Whittier, Ca. Lopez’s rookie year was 2016.
The woman who paved the way for these two and many more following in their footsteps was LPGA hall-of-Famer, Nancy Lopez. She was the first Mexican-American woman on the LPGA Tour and is one of the most popular golfers of all-time. She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1987.