Bonk ready to leave his mark on men’s golf team in senior season

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Senior Max Bonk was Pacific’s number one golfer last season and as he heads into his last season as a Pacific Boxer, Bonk hopes that this season will be no different.
Bonk has had a successful career at Pacific with numerous accomplishments. As a freshmen Bonk was named GCAA/PING Division III West Region Freshman of the Year. He was also selected to the Division III All West Region first team. The next year he was selected to the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA)/PING Division III All-America Third Team and chosen for the First Team All Northwest Conference. Last season Bonk was one of five individual qualifiers selected for the NCAA Division III National Tournament and finished in a tie for 20th place.
This season Bonk said he hopes to continue his success on the course and maintain a low scoring average. Bonk said his overall goal for this season is to go to nationals and win.
Bonk almost did not attend Pacific.
He said he was initially looking to attend Humboldt State University on a full ride scholarship, but the men’s golf program ended up getting cancelled there.
The Hawaii native decided to give Pacific a chance and said ultimately he was happy with that decision and ended up contributing several feats to the golf program.
“I wouldn’t have been as happy there, so it worked out,” Bonk said.
Bonk is an environment studies major but he plans to play golf professionally after he graduates. He is optimistic that he will find success playing professionally but if it does not work out for him then he will continue his schooling.
The Boxers next compete in the Lewis and Clark Invitational at the Eastmoreland Golf Course in Portland this Saturday, March 19.


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