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Spencer Levin

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
13
Current Position
To Par: +1
Total Strokes: 71 - 70 - 68 - 72 : 281
T13   T26
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Sacramento, CA
  • Residence: Elk Grove, CA;
  • Age: 27
  • Turned Pro: 2005
  • Eligibility Code: ELIGIBILITY CODE: 8

Father, Don, was a two-time All-America golfer at San Jose State and played the PGA TOUR in the early 1980s, with a best finish of T6 at the 1981 Texas Open. Middle name of Joseph given after Joe Montana, the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback. Began playing golf regularly at age 14 and started playing competitively at 15. First-team All-America for New Mexico in 2004-2005 and second-team All-America in 2003-2004. Played for the U.S. team in the 2005 Palmer Cup. Won the 2004 California State Amateur, Porter Cup and Scratch Players Championship. Finished T13 (low amateur) in the 2004 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills was the best finish by an amateur at the U.S. Open since 1971 when Jim Simon finished T5. Recorded first career hole-in-one with an 8-iron in first round of the U.S. Open on the 170-yard 17th hole at Shinnecock Hills. Right after that turned professional. In 2007 finished T42nd at PGA Tour Q-School which got him on the Nationwide Tour for 2008 2008 Nationwide Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.37 (Rank 15th); money $236,185 (ranked 22nd); best finish T2nd, Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open. Got his PGA Tour card for 2009 but lost it finishing 141st on the money list. Regained it by finishing T23rd at Q-School at the end of the year, then finished 74th on money list in 2010.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$335,111 (104)

PGA TOUR Best Round

66 at Round 2, Verizon Heritage.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T7-- U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

Other Information

Finished 141st on the 2009 PGA TOUR money list in his rookie season with 13 of 25 cuts made and four top-25 finishes. Ended the season by successfully navigating the six-round 2009 PGA TOUR card to garner status for the 2010 season. First career top-10 on TOUR came in 17th start of rookie campaign. Posted a T7 at the 2009 U.S. Bank Championship, thanks to a final-round 63 that included birdies on four of his final five holes. Made the cut in three of four starts on the Nationwide Tour, with T31 finishes at the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic and Fort Smith Classic his best efforts. Turned in a solid rookie season on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, finishing 22nd on the money list to earn his TOUR card for 2009. Earned career-best T2 finish at Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open. Added a solo third at the Oregon Classic. Moved to 17th on the money list with a T4 at the WNB Golf Classic, his fourth consecutive top-10. A T16 at Nationwide Tour Championship earned $15,000 and 22nd position on the final money list. Entering the 2008 season, had made three of five cuts on the Nationwide Tour, including a T39 as an amateur at the 2003 Monterey Peninsula Classic. Enjoyed his best showing with a T15 at the 2006 Jacob's Creek Open Championship. Made the cut in six of 12 starts on the PGA TOUR (2004-2008), including a career-best T13 at the 2004 U.S. Open (low amateur) and a T20 at the 2005 Buick Championship. Finish in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills was the best finish by an amateur at the U.S. Open since 1971 when Jim Simon finished T5. Recorded first career hole-in-one with an 8-iron in first round of the U.S. Open on the 170-yard 17th hole at Shinnecock Hills. Two-time winner on the 2007 Canadian Tour, winning the Iberostar Riviera Maya Open and Times Colonist Open. Along with his two victories, also had five other top-10 finishes in 10 starts and eventually earned Player of the Year honors. Has also played on the A.G. Spanos Tour. First-team All-America for New Mexico in 2004-2005 and second-team All-America in 2003-2004. Played for the U.S. team in the 2005 Palmer Cup. Won the 2004 California State Amateur, Porter Cup and Scratch Players Championship. Lost in a playoff at the Pacific Coast Amateur and placed second at the Southern Amateur. Played his first collegiate season at UCLA before transferring. Lost to eventual champion Ricky Barnes in the 2002 U.S. Amateur quarterfinals. Father Don Levin was a two-time All-America golfer at San Jose State and played the PGA TOUR in the early 1980s, with a best finish of T6 at the 1981 Texas Open. Middle name of Joseph given after Joe Montana, the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback. Won sectional baseball title at Elk Grove High School. Pitched in three California State Championship All-Star baseball games.