With 13 career LPGA wins, over 100 career top-10s, 4 Solheim Cup appearances, the title of Team USA Solheim Cup Assistant Captain in 2021 and Captain in 2023, and a T4 finish at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Stacy already has one of the most prolific careers in LPGA history. Yet, she refuses to take her foot off the gas, and continues to work each day to improve her game and contend for championships each and every week.
Her success is undeniable, but that’s not what makes her the best story in golf. It’s what she has had to overcome in order to get there that separates her from everyone else. Stacy Lewis’s story is much more than just a golf story. She’s a medical-miracle story, a stay-in-school story, an overcoming hardship story, a giving back to children story, an athlete’s story, a mother’s story, and an inspirational story. In short, Stacy Lewis is as much a compelling human-interest story as she is a golf story.
Lizette Salas grew up in a working-class suburb of LA, amidst the survival struggles of tight-knit immigrant families.
Through golf, she became the 1st in her family to go to university, earning a scholarship to the prestigious University of Southern California – the number 1 women’s golf program in the country - where she graduated 4 years later as the 1st four-time All-American in the golf program’s illustrious history.
As a pro, her road was no easier. At her 1st LPGA Qualifying tournament, Lizette ended up in a playoff with 8 other players to determine who would be the last person to earn their full LPGA Tour status. She birdied 3 holes in-a-row to win that last spot!
Those were some of the enormous obstacles that Lizette has overcome on her way to becoming one of the top golfers in the world. It is this grit and hard work that has now enabled Lizette to win on the LPGA Tour and become one of the game’s top 20 players! She has also represented the US in 5 Solheim Cup Teams! But, Lizette has also stayed close to her roots and gives back to her community through her foundation, which provides golf and life instruction to underprivileged children, primarily Hispanic, on the outskirts of LA.
Lizette improbable road to success, her talent & her heart, are the reasons why she is an inspiration to the largest minority population in the US and is why she is becoming one of the most important athletes of her generation.
A Mississippi native and proud Mississippi State graduate, Ally Ewing turned her golf career professional in 2015. Playing on the LPGA Tour full-time since 2017, she has recorded twelve top-10 finishes including victories in the LPGA Drive On Championship and the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play.
Austin Ernst is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. She contributed on LSU’s golf team for two years, winning three events including the 2011 NCAA Division I Championship. Since joining the LPGA Tour in 2012, she has recorded three victories— the Portland Classic, the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, and the LPGA Drive On Championship. Austin’s father, Mark Ernst, actively assumes the role as her coach and her brother, Drew, currently serves as her caddy.
Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Phillis began competing in Long Drive at the age of 18. In 2006, she won the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship on her first attempt, the youngest woman to win in the history of the sport at 19 years and 3 months.
Since 2006, Phillis has won three additional World Championships – 2016, 2018 and 2023 defeating rookie Anna Drahos. She holds a World Record for the longest drive ever hit by a woman in competition of 414 yards. Her degree is in Sport and Recreation (management) and is also a New Zealand PGA Bridging member.