SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo men's golfer Hugo Bernard fell in the round of 64 on Wednesday, August 17 at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in the 116th U.S. Amateur Championships.
Bernard, who is ranked No. 83 in the Scratch Player World Amateur Rankings and No. 161 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, fell to Sam Horsfield, who is ranked No. 1 in the Scratch Player World Amateur Rankings and No. 2 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, 3-and-1 in the round of 64.
The contest between the two was stopped after the 17th hole when Horsfield, who is making back-to-back trips to the round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur, was up by three over Bernard with one hole to go.
On the day, Bernard fired off a 65 thru 17 holes and sank three birdies, recorded two bogeys and won one hole in the match play. Bernard's opponent, Sam Horsfield, fired off five birdies and tallied one bogey while winning four holes.
Bernard's lone victory came on the ninth when he shot par on the 156-yard par-3, to Horsfield's bogey.
The U.S. Amateur Championship is made up of two rounds of stroke play to narrow down the field to 64-golfers. On the third day of competition, the style of play will change to match play for the final four days. Wednesday, August 17 will be the round of 64, with 32 matches, followed by the round of 32 and 16 both on Thursday, August 18, quarterfinals on Friday, August 19, and semifinals on Saturday, August 20. The finals of the U.S. Amateur will be on Sunday, August 21, consisted of 36-holes, 18 holes in the morning and 18 in the afternoon.
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