Freshman Mason Bonn (Sherwood, Ore. / Sherwood) led the way for the Valparaiso University men’s golf team in Round 1 of the Bash at the Beach, hosted at Surf Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Monday. Play was halted due to darkness late in Round 2, so Tuesday will feature the completion of the second round prior to the final 18 holes of the event.
How It Happened
- Bonn led the team with a 75 (+3) in Round 1, two strokes ahead of a tie between teammates Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine), Brett Seward (Aurora, Ill. / Aurora Christian) and Garrett Willis (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead), all of whom finished Round 1 at 77 (+5) on the par-72 course.
- At the time play was halted in Round 2, the Valpo trio of Willis, Seward and Bonn all had identical tournament scores of 145 (t-29 of 61) with VanArragon not far behind at 146 (t-35 of 61). Willis and Seward are both at an even par through 17 holes in Round 2.
- Willis has a team-high four birdies, one of 16 players in the field with four or more on Day 1.
- As a team, Valpo is ninth of 11 with a score in relation to par of +21, two strokes behind Missouri Valley Conference foe Loyola and just five in back of IUPUI.
The completion of Round 2 and the entirety of Round 3 at the Bash at the Beach in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. will take place on Tuesday. Live scoring is available via BirdieFire.