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Hugo Bernard

Biography

Date of Birth
Dec 13, 1994
Hometown
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que.
Home Club
Laval-sur-le-Lac Club
School
Years on Team
4 (Amateur Squad in 2018, 2017, 2016 | Development Squad in 2013)

Quebec’s Hugo Bernard is the lone returning member to this year’s Amateur Squad. The 23-year-old’s season was highlighted by his third-straight top-5 finish at the Canadian Men’s Amateur championship, which he won in 2016. The Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., product also recorded top-10 finishes at Terra Cotta Invitational and South American Amateur. In 2016, Bernard captured the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship, an event in which he finished runner-up the year prior. He also notched six top-5 finishes in eight events for the Saint Leo Lions, including medalist honours at the NCAA Division II Championship. His efforts at Saint Leo earned him Freshman of the Year honours to go with being named as a first-team All-American. Bernard was also one of three to compete for Canada at the World Amateur in 2016. He boasts victories earlier in his amateur career at the Quebec Men’s Amateur in 2013 as well as the 2012 Quebec Junior Boys Championship.

Q & A

Q: What are some of your nicknames?

Smoothie, Barnyard, Hank

Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.

Because I was such a bad hockey player and by watching Tiger Woods on TV.

Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

Red line.

Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?

2 sisters (25 and 24)

Q: What was the last book you read?

The Big Miss by Hank Haney

Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?

I don’t watch movies so I can’t name any actors.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

I love fishing.

Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

The beep test.

Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

A video of my golf swing.

Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

The poutine.

Q: Do you have any superstitions?

Always play a Titleist 4 tournament rounds.

Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

Contact lenses.

Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

Fix You by Coldplay

Highlights

  • T2 – Azalea Invitational
  • RD-of-16 – 2018 Australian Amateur
  • T10 – 2018 Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship
  • RD-of-32 – 2017 U.S. Men’s Amateur Championship
  • T4 – 2017 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship
  • T3 – Murat Cup International Men’s Championship of France
  • T9 – 2017 Terra Cotta Invitational
  • Champion – 2017 Palm Beach County Four Ball
  • T7 – 2017 South American Amateur
  • T20 – 2017 Azalea Amateur
  • Champion – 2016 Orlando Amateur
  • T2 – 2016 NCAA Div II Preview
  • Champion – 2016 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship
  • T18 – 2016 Porter Cup
  • Champion – 2016 Alexander of Tunis
  • Medalist – 2016 NCAA Division II Championship
  • Champion – 2016 Argonaut Invitational (NCAA)
  • T4 – 2016 Bobcat Invitational (NCAA)
  • T4 – 2016 Southeastern Collegiate (NCAA)
  • 4th – 2016 Regional Preview (NCAA)
  • T20 – 2016 Matlock Collegiate (NCAA)
  • T9 – World Amateur Team Championship (team)
  • T2 – 2015 Canadian Men’s Amateur
  • 2nd – 2015 Quebec Men’s Amateur
  • T2 – 2015 Duke of Kent
  • T5 – 2015 Alexander of Tunis
  • 2nd – 2013 CN Future Links Ontario Championship
  • Champion – 2013 Quebec Men’s Amateur
  • T2 – 2013 Duke of Kent
  • T2 – 2013 Alexander of Tunis
  • Champion – 2012 Graham Cooke Junior Invitational
  • Champion – 2012 Quebec Junior Boys
  • 2nd – 2012 CN Future Links Ontario Championship

Accolades

  • Division II First Team All-American (2015-16)
  • Phil Mickelson Award (2015-16)
  • Arnold Palmer National Individual Champion (2015-16)

Equipment

Driver: Titleist D3 917 8.5 degree loft

Woods: Titleist F2 917 15 degree loft

Irons: Titleist 716 mb

Wedges: Titleist Vokey 52, 56, 60

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 circle T

Ball: Titleist ProV1X

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