Saturday, October 19, 2013

Levin Looking Good In Return To PGA Tour; LoForte Commits To Fullerton

The PGA Golf Tour opened its 2013-2014 season a little more than a week ago with the Frye's.Com Open event. Making his return to the Tour in that event was Elk Grove's Spencer Levin.

He took a medical leave of absence from the Tour this past season to rehab a thumb injury.
Elk Grove golfer Spencer Levin

And, he showed at the Frye's event he was ready to return. He placed in a tie for 12th place in his first tournament back. For his efforts he earned a little more than $101,000.

This weekend he's playing in the Shriners' Hospitals For Children Open in Las Vegas. After Saturday's third round he was tied for 63rd place at three-under-par.

According to PGATour.com, He's competing this season on a major medical extension that will require him to make $595,483 in 28 starts to retain his Tour card.

To prepare for his return to the big tour he played in eight Web.com Tour events this summer finishing in the top-25 four times. He lost a playoff to Kevin Tway at the Albertsons Boise Open and nearly earned a Tour card at the Web.com Tour Finals after a tie for seventh at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Open.

He finished 55th in the Web.com Tour Finals priority rankings; the top 50 earned PGA Tour cards for this season. Levin still has Tour status because of the medical extension, though.


Levin had surgery Oct. 4, 2012, to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

LoForte Commits To Fullerton 
Franklin's Hank LoForte


Franklin High School shortstop Hank LoForte has verbally committed to accept a scholarship to play college baseball at Fullerton State. He will make that official in 2014 because he's a junior.

Hank's father, Brian, is the athletic director at Laguna Creek High School. The elder LoForte is a former baseball coach at McClatchy and at Laguna.

This Nov. 13 begins the week-long NCAA early National Letter of Intent signing period and we'll have a few basketball and baseball players inking those agreements.
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