Big day leads to Bernard inside the top-15 at WATC

Big day leads to Bernard inside the top-15 at WATC

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RIVIERA MAYA, MexicoHugo Bernard, a sophomore on the Saint Leo men's golf team, turned in a big day at the Men's World Amateur Team Championships in Mexico for round three of the playing for the 30th Eisenhower Trophy on Friday, Sept. 23. Bernard, who is a member of team Canada, climbed from 52nd after round two to tied for 14 heading into the final round Saturday.

Bernard shot six-under (66) at the Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club to jump 38 spots on the individual leaderboard. He holds a three-round total of 209 (-6) after playing Friday's round on the par-72, 6,768-yard course.

The Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec native turned in a card that featured 10 pars, seven birdies, and one bogey on the day. Bernard birdied two holes on the front nine, four and eight, for a 34. The sophomore shot a four-under, 32, on the back nine with birdies on holes 11, 14, 15, 16 and 18.

Team Canada moved up from T23 to T11 after the trio turned in an eight-under (136) after the two scores counting Friday came from Bernard and Garrett Rank; Rank shot a two-under (70). The team owns a three-round total of 420 (-10).

The final round of the WATC kicks off Saturday with the first group teeing off at 7:15 a.m. The trio starts teeing off Saturday at 11:35 a.m. off the 10th tee. Bernard is set to tee off at 11:55 a.m.

Format for the Tournament ...
Each team has two or three players, who each play 18 holes of stroke play over four days. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team's score for the championship.

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