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Latinoamerica Tour player tests positive for coronavirus

Victor Lange, a South African who played college golf at Louisiana Tech, is diagnosed after having returned home to South Africa last week after a tournament in Mexico, the PGA Tour confirms

Confirmed: Victor Lange, a South African who plays the Latinoamerica Tour, has tested positive for coronavirus, the PGA Tour announced Wednesday on Twitter. Lange, 26, is believed to be the first touring professional to test positive for the respiratory ailment. He is recovering while being quarantined at his home in Johannesburg, the Tour said. Lange played the Abierto Estrella del Mar Open in Mexico, in which he tied for 51st, and left a day later, March 9, to return to South Africa. He was tested on March 15 after having transported a friend to a doctor’s office. According to the Tour statement, Lange “has no symptoms and is expected to make a full recovery.” The Tour said it is alerting others with whom Lange might have come into contact during his lone Latinoamerica Tour start this season. This is the third season on the developmental tour for Lange, a 2016 Louisiana Tech graduate.

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