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, 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 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 Tour Finals after a tie for seventh at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Open.

He finished 55th in the 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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