SAINT LEO, Fla. – Despite the windy conditions at the RBC Canadian Open, Hugo Bernard climbed the leaderboard in the second round of the PGA event on Friday, July 22nd at the Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Bernard, who finished round one at plus-nine and in 152nd place, shot a 76 (+4) on day two to climb three positions on the leaderboard. Bernard shot an even-par 37 on the back nine of the course where he started round two and shot a 39 (+4) on the front. Bernard had a two-round total of 157 (+13) and missed the cut at the RBC Canadian Open.
At 2:15 p.m., Bernard teed off from the 10th tee and ended up bogeying his opening hole. He charged back on the 11th with his first birdie of the day. Bernard recorded two birdies, on 16 and 18, and one bogey, on the 14th, on the back nine for his 37. After the turn, Bernard pared six of the last nine holes to end the round.
On the course, Bernard is long ball hitter and improved his longest drive from round one of 364-yards to just shy of 400-yards. He opened his second round with the fourth longest ball in the open. He recorded nine drives off the tee of over 300-yards with the shortest being 302 and the longest being 396. On the back nine of the Glen Abbey Golf Course, Bernard recorded 300+ yard drives on six of nine holes.
With his long drives in day two, it moved his driving distance average to 310.0-yards, out driving the tournament average of 305.5-yards.
The rising sophomore at Saint Leo University will continue playing this summer when he plays in the Quebec Provincial Amateur Championship on July 25-28 as the final leg of the Quebec Provincial Men's Golf "Triple Crown", before looking to compete in the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship on August 8 to 11. Bernard has already qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championships on August 15-21 at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.