Bonning, Olson Named to Division II PING All-Region Team

first_img NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Junior Otto Bonning (Skanor, Sweden/Sundsgymnasiet) and freshman Blake Olson (Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola Catholic HS) of the West Florida men’s golf team were named to the Division II Ping All-South Region team, it was announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Thursday.  Bonning earned his second career all-region selection, while Olson started his collegiate career with his first in his freshman season.Bonning helped lead a young UWF squad to a second place finish at the Gulf South Conference Championships and a 14th straight trip to the NCAA postseason.  The junior had a strong season, leading the team with a 73.80 scoring average in a team-high 30 rounds.  Bonning’s best finish came at the GSC Championships, where he placed tied for fifth (72-71-74-217) to earn a spot on the all-tournament team.  He also placed tied for 14th at the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional, carding a 213 (72-69-72) against some of the nation’s elite Division II golfers.Olson made a big impact on the team in his first season, posting a scoring average of 74.00 in 27 rounds.  After a slow start in the fall, Olson came back in the first tournament of the spring at the Golfweek Spring Invitational and carded a 70 and 68 in each of the last two rounds, finishing tied for second (75-70-68-213).  The lefty followed that up with an even better score at the Matlock Collegiate Classic, finishing in third at 212 (69-72-71).  Olson took over as this year’s impact freshman, as he became the fourth straight Argonaut to be named GSC Freshman of the Year.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit #ARGOS#Division II PING All-South Region TeamBrett Munson, North AlabamaChris Carlin, BarryMatt Stauch, Florida SouthernJude Eustaquio, Florida SouthernCarlos Velez, BarryChelsey Gunn, Valdosta StatePatricio Salem, LynnVictor Billskoog, BarryBobby Bode, Nova SoutheasternDaniel Stapff, BarrySteven Brame, LynnOtto Bonning, West FloridaBlake Olson, West FloridaBen Vertz, Nova SoutheasternPrint Friendly Version Photos by Jim Hogue Bonning, Olson Named to Division II PING All-Region Teamcenter_img Sharelast_img