Alumni Spotlight: Brett Boner – Auburn University Athletics

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In the fall of 1947, Auburn announced the creation of its men’s golf program. Throughout the 2022-23 season, we remember and honor the defining moments and exceptional alumni that make up the program’s illustrious 75-year history.

A native of Gadsden, Alabama, Brett Boner was part of the Auburn program from 1992-1997 and was an integral part of the 1994 team that earned the first top-10 NCAA championship finish in program history.

Q: Why did you choose to pursue your golf career on the Plains?
Boner: Because it was a dream of mine since I was a kid. My parents met in Auburn, and we stalked under the same tree for 25 years.

Q: What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment while at Auburn?
Boner: Realizing that I wasn’t going to play if I didn’t work hard, and I certainly didn’t work as hard as I could have, but it helped me later in life, both in business and in golf.

Q: What degree did you get at Auburn and where are you at?
Boner: I got my degree in business administration. I am Senior Vice-President, Financial Advisor in Private Wealth Management.

Q: Do you still play golf? How?
Boner: Yeah, I play about six competitive tournaments a year. I was 2018 USGA Mid Am finalist

 

Q: How would you describe your college experience in one word?

Boner: Erratic.

Q: What advice would you give to current and future members of the Auburn golf team?
Boner: Get to know your teammates as best you can. Pull for each other while pushing each other to be the best you can be. It doesn’t get any easier, but with the facilities you currently have and the support you currently have, these years can help you achieve your golf, business and family goals.

Q: What is your fondest memory of your time in Auburn?
Boner: Finishing in the top 10 in 1994 at the NCAA, which at the time was the best in the program.

Q: What have you learned from your experiences on the Auburn golf team?
Boner: There’s something different about Auburn. It’s hard to explain, but it was special to be a student-athlete there.

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