Both earn cards through Qualifying School

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Two golfers from the Puget Sound region secured their employment on the PGA Tour in 2013 with strong finishes Monday at the Qualifying School

Richard H. Lee, a former Washington Husky from Bellevue, tied for fourth in Palm Desert, Calif., to be one of the 26 players to earn PGA Tour privileges next year. He had a 68 Monday and finished the six-round tournament at 23 under. Last year, Lee played on the PGA Tour and won $547,733, but that wasn’t enough to retain his card for 2013.

Jeff Gove of Kenmore, a veteran of both the PGA Tour and the Tour, will be chasing the big money in 2013 after he tied for 10th with a 67 for a 21-under total. Gove last played full time on the PGA Tour in 2010 and played on the top circuit from 2006 to 2008 as well.

The Putnam bothers of Tacoma are set for the Tour next year. Michael had a 69 to finish tied for 64th at 11 under. Andrew had a 68 and tied for 73rd at 10 under.

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Alex Prugh, a former Husky from Spokane, tied for the low round Monday with a 65, but was far back in a tie for 110th at 6 under.


Cole Dickerson, a junior forward out of Federal Way High who leads the nation in rebounding for the University of San Francisco, was named the West Coast Conference player of the week. Dickerson, a 6-foot-7 forward, scored 19 points and pulled down 20 rebounds in a victory over Montana. He averages 15 rebounds a game.

• Seattle University announced six individuals and one team will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame for athletics — soccer player Jeremiah Doyle, basketball player Steve Looney, baseball player Bob Neubauer, tennis player Mike Prineas, volleyball player Sarah Sommerman, golfer Sue Ursino and the 1953-54 ski team.

• Western Washington senior Marlayna Geary was a first-team selection and sophomore Samantha Hutchinson received second-team recognition on the NCAA Division II All-America volleyball team. Geary was the Great Northwest Athletic Conference player of the year and finished her four-year career with 1,354 kills, second on the WWU career list.

Stephanie Cummins of Northwest University was named to the third team of NAIA All-American soccer team for the second consecutive year.


• Seattle Thunderbirds center Tyler Alos is retiring from hockey under the advise of doctors. Alos will complete the season assisting the Seattle coaching staff. Alos, from Spokane, played four years for Seattle and had 19 goals and 37 assists.

• Everett announced that defenseman Micheal Zipp has been recalled from the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Zipp, 16, spent training camp and the preseason with the Silvertips before being reassigned.

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