(Monday, May 14; Sioux Center, Iowa) Tony Kallevig (Senior; Kandiyohi, Minnesota) and Ryan Feauto (Freshman; Carroll, Iowa), have both earned post-season honors from the Great Plains Athletic Conference for the recently completed 2017-18 season.
Kallevig finished 11th in the four-round GPAC Championship and shot a 12 over 296. Kallevig also won the Mount Marty Invite in September and had six finishes in the top-11 out of nine events. He competed in 18 rounds and had a 74.7 average with a low of 70 at the Siouxland Invite.
“Tony Kallevig finished out his senior season with a strong finish in the GPAC Championships finishing tied for 11th in a strong field. Even though he didn’t play his best in the final two rounds of the conference meet, he had a consistent and strong season, highlighted by his medalist finish at the Mount Marty Invite winning in a playoff. The strength of Tony’s golf game is his driving and iron game. He gives himself many great looks at birdies and his length allows him to attack the par fives and gain strokes on the field. Tony leads by example and his work ethic is something that our underclassmen can learn from. Tony’s character and leadership will be missed in the Dordt College golf program and it’s truly been a pleasure to coach him the past four years,” said Dordt College golf coach Mark Christians.
Feauto completed his freshman campaign with a 14th place finish at the GPAC Championships with a 298. He averaged 77.5 over 14 rounds of competition and his best finish was tenth place effort at the Doane Spring Invite. He shot a season best 70 at the Blue River Classic on September 20.
“Ryan Feauto certainly deserved honorable mention in the GPAC with his tie for 14th finish in his freshman season and his closing round score of 73 earned him sixth place in that round. Typically freshman do not perform at this high level in the conference until their sophomore or junior season, and Ryan has adjusted very quickly to college golf. His steady demeanor and quiet competitiveness allow him to compete with the best players in the conference. The strength of Ryan’s golf game is his short game and specifically his putting, which I would consider as good or better than any player I’ve coach in 14 years. I am excited about what Ryan can bring to our program the next three years,” said Christians.