By Spencer Scheve, Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David Ravetto of Texas Wesleyan has been named the NAIA National Men’s Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Ravetto was selected based on his performances from April 3 – 9 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Golfer of the Week
David Ravetto, Texas Wesleyan
So., Paris, France
• Ravetto’s three-round score of 70-71-70—211 (-5) helped lead the Rams to a first-place team finish out of 16 teams at the Dallas Baptist Patriot Classic in Dallas, Texas.
• Ravetto’s three-round five-under par score claimed him his second career individual title and 11th career top-five finish.
• Edged the runner-up, Chase Brincat of NCAA Division II Dallas Baptist, by one-stroke to claim the title and lead the Rams to their third win of the season.
• The defending NAIA individual national champion claimed the Sooner Athletic Conference golfer of the week award.
Nominees: Hudson Huber, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Francisco de Oliviera, Point (Ga.); Devery Stewart, Corban (Ore.); Matt Winkelmann, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Matt Contey, Governors State (Ill.); Conner Schlegel, Calumet (Ind.); Broden Chapman, Marian (Ind.); Jake Coffey, Indiana Wesleyan; Tony Kallevig, Dordt (Iowa); Connor Preston, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.); Kaz Sakai, Missouri Valley; Clay Tucker, William Penn (Iowa); Zach Kean, Cumberland (Tenn.); Ben Kendrick , Cumberlands (Ky.); Jared Lentz, Valley City State (N.D.); Hugo Becerra, Waldorf (Iowa); James Rollins, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Gino DiPardo, Point Park (Pa.); Callum Langford, WVU Tech; Granville Hayes, Midway (Ky.); Sport Allmond, Dalton State (Ga.); Matthew Nuttall, Faulkner (Ala.); Walker Gordon, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Paxton Shuman, Coastal Georgia; Mike Herperger, Mobile (Ala.); Michael Gaulin, Madonna (Mich.); Nick Kocks, Indiana Tech
2017 Men's Golf Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 22): Paxton Shuman, Coastal Georgia
Week 2 (March 29): S.m. Lee, Dalton State (Ga.)
Week 3 (April 05): Andre Beccera, Bellevue (Neb.)
Week 4 (April 12): David Ravetto, Texas Wesleyan