2021-22 MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention
2022-23: Posted a season scoring average of 75.56 while golfing 34 rounds over 12 tournaments… Achieved his season-low round of 69 (-3) in the third round of the Valpo Fall Invitational… Attained a top-5 finish at t-5 of 99 at the Valpo Fall Invitational (Sept. 19-20) with a 54-hole score of 216 (E)… Earned Valparaiso University Presidential Academic Honors.
2021-22: Finished the season with a 76.28 scoring average over 25 rounds... Golfed in 10 of the team’s 13 tournaments... Carded a 213 (-3) at the Valpo Fall Invitational, finishing third in a 73-player field... Through two seasons, holds a career scoring average of 76.13 that ranks tied for eighth in modern program history... Tied for the sixth-best 18-hole score in program history with a 67 (-5) in the second round of the Valpo Fall Invitational on Sept. 20... Earned Valparaiso University Presidential Academic Honors... Received MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention.
2020-21: Golfed all 22 rounds and appeared in all eight events during his freshman season… Posted a scoring average of 75.95 including three rounds of par or better… Made a strong first impression by tying for runner-up honors in his first collegiate meet at the Lewis Flyer Intercollegiate on Sept. 28-29. He carded a 54-hole score of 220 (+4) including a 71 (-1) in the final round that stood as his season best… Matched his season best with a 71 in the opening round of The Invitation at Savannah Harbor on Feb. 20… Ranked third on the team in the MVC Championship on April 26-27 in Flossmoor, Ill… Member of MVC Academic Honor Roll.
High School: Medalist at seven high school events, including five of six league events his junior year… Earned honorable mention all-league in 2016-17 before receiving first team all-league and Player of the Year recognition in 2017-18 and 2018-19… Took medalist honors at the 2017-18 district tournament… Received first team all-state status in 2017-18… Team won the league championship in 2018-19 for the first time at the 6A level… Three-year varsity letter winner… Member of National Honor Society as a junior and senior… One of the Valedictorians for the Shorewood High School Class of 2020
Other Previous Golf Experience: Competitive low round of 66 at the 2019 Centennial Junior Championship… Shot 71-70-72 to finish fourth at the 2019 Oregon Junior Stroke Play… Shot 75-68-71 to finish seventh at the 2019 Oregon Men’s Stroke Play… Member of Team Oregon in the 2019 Junior America’s Cup and Team Oregon 2 at the 2019 Hogan Cup… Qualified for the later-canceled 2020 U.S. Four-Ball Championship with a best-ball score of 64 and 70 on his own ball.
Personal: Son of Debra and Michael Bonn… Has one sister, Audrey… Enjoys reading… Majoring in mechanical engineering... Hosts a charity golf tournament each year, the Sherwood DRIVE for MS, that has raised over $20,000 to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis… Only missed one question on the SAT, scoring a 1590… Is a big fan of the golf content company No Laying Up… Hadn’t been to the Midwest before stepping foot on Valpo’s campus.