Team Canada’s Hugo Bernard finishes T9 at Terra Cotta InvitationalWritten by Golf Canada
Team Canada National Squad member Hugo Bernard finished T9 at the Terra Cotta Invitational on Sunday at the Naples National Golf Club in Naples, Fla.
Bernard, 22, saved his best effort for the final round of the 54-hole event, firing four birdies and an eagle en route to a 2-under par 70.
The Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., product closed the event at 3-over par (74-75-70), three shots back of winner Chris Nido, who beat John Pak on the first playoff hole.
The T9 marked a continuation of Bernard’s strong play of late. He and partner Mike Weeks won the Palm Beach County Four Ball at Bear Lakes Country Club from April 28-30, and he was T7 at the South American Amateur in January.
Bernard recently transferred to the Montreal Carabins, from Saint-Leo University (Division II NCAA). At Saint-Leo, Bernard was the NCAA Division II Freshman of the year, thanks to seven top-10 finishes.
Heading into the Terra Cotta Invitational, Bernard was ranked 129th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR).
Blair Bursey (Gander, Newfoundland) finished T24 at 7-over par. Fellow Amateur Squad member Stuart MacDonald (Vancouver, B.C) was T28 at 8-over par.
Team Canada graduate and reigning Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Champion Garrett Rank (Elmira, Ont.) was T36 at 10-over par, while Development Squad pair of Peyton Callens (Langton, Ont.) and A.J. Ewart (Coquitlam, B.C.) finished T49 and 60th, respectively.
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