"Leiviska shines under the National Tour's bright lights"


Photo by John Hollingshead, Dynamic Discs

Photo by John Hollingshead, Dynamic Discs

A lot of people were talking about Minnesota native, Cale Leiviska, after his performance at the 2017 Glass Blown Open, National Tour event in Emporia, Kansas at the end of April. Relying on his trusted early run M4, and the new Core Team Series D2, Cale had a solid 6th place finish amongst a heavy weight lineup. Ultiworld Disc Golf decided to put the spotlight on Cale in their latest Power Rankings update. We're definitely looking forward to more exciting performances from Mr. Airborn this season.

His performances in the lower profile events have left something to be desired. He’s carded four sub-1000 rated rounds in those 10 attempts, with his high a 1034-rated first round at the Spring Rip-It in Shakopee, Minnesota, last month. And while he’s logged three second place finishes over those five events, he hasn’t taken home a single victory despite being the highest-rated player in each field.
When it comes to prime time, though, Leiviska becomes another player. Faced with the deep pro fields at the Gentlemen’s Club Challenge, The Memorial Championship, and the Glass Blown Open, Leiviska is averaging 1045.5-rated golf — 18.5 points above his current 1027 rating. He’s only thrown one round below 1000 — his opener at the GCC came in at 993 — and has tossed two rounds in the 1070s. So it should register as little surprise, then, that when the bright lights of the National Tour stage were on him in Emporia, he delivered a sixth place finish to leap back into the top 10 of our Power Rankings.

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