BRIEFS: Simanton qualifies for LPGA event

By August 18, 2010

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. Ñ UC Davis sophomore Amy Simanton shot a 1-under 71 at Pumpkin RidgeÕs Ghost Creek course on Monday, tying for first in the qualifier for this weekendÕs field for the LPGA Safeway Classic and earning a spot in the tournament.

Simanton, from Lake Oswego, Ore., joined Jean Bartholemew with top honors on Monday to qualify for her first career LPGA event. She was playing in her home state where she enjoyed an outstanding prep career before coming to the Aggies, for whom she earned All-Big West first-team honors while helping lead UCD to the conference title last season.

Simanton was runner-up to teammate Chelsea Stelzmiller at the Big West tournament. SheÕll open competition in the Safeway Classic on Friday, joining a field that features many of the golfÕs top players.

The Aggies open their season Sept. 8 at The Topy Cup in Japan.

Little League

Fall Ball registration is being taken through Aug. 28 by Davis Little League.

An exciting addition to the mix is the Junior division, open to 13- and 14-year-old players.

During a season that runs from Sept. 17 to Nov. 13, kids who will be playing from AA level to Juniors are eligible to continue their baseball development.

Registration is $95 and can be completed online at http://www.davislittleleague.org or by contacting league officials at [email protected]

There is no T-Ball or Farm-level Fall Ball.

Adult softball

The city of Davis is taking registration for its fall adult softball leagues. Sign-ups are first-come, first-served, and will close Friday or earlier if the leagues fill.

League play begins Tuesday, Sept. 7. Fees for the seven-game season are $397 for a menÕs team or $366 for a womenÕs or coed team. Each new team also must pay a $20 fee for American Softball Association registration.

For league nights and for more information, contact Lori Conrad at (530) 753-7731 or [email protected], or visit http://www.cityofdavis.org/pcs/rec/softball.

Golf tournament

The Wild Wings Golf Club is hosting Golf Fore Habitat, a fundraiser to support Habitat for Humanity of Yolo County, on Saturday.

Local players are invited to play in a scramble tournament with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The cost of the event, which includes 18 holes, golf cart, lunch and entry into a raffle for golf prizes, is $95.23. The fee amount is what it cost to build one square foot of the Heidrick Ranch duplex Ñ Yolo County Habitat for HumanityÕs latest project.

Register online at http://www.habitatyolo.org or call Mark Restrepo at (916) 425-7994 for more information.

Volleyball clinics

The Davis-based Five Starz Volleyball club will hold seven fall clinics for players in grades 4-8 with all levels of experience.

Former NCAA Division I player and coach Liz Towne-Gilbert is the director of the club and she will teach volleyball fundamentals and help players take their games to the next level. All clinics held at Pioneer High School, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland with grades 4-6 going from 1 to 2:30 p.m. followed by 7th and 8th graders from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $15 dollars for younger kids and $20 for the older players.

Five Starz will put on the clinics every Sunday beginning Sept. 12 and going through Oct. 24.

For more information and registration forms, visit http://www.fivestarzvolleyball.com.


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