Amateur Hugo Bernard wins 2-Day Major with a 20-under par total
Krister Eriksson of Sweden won the $10,000 first place check
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. – Hugo Bernard, an amateur golfer from Montreal who is headed for the University of Tennessee on a golf scholarship, set one record and equaled another Wednesday in his first appearance on the Minor League Golf Tour.

The result was a five stroke margin of victory as Bernard shot 61-63—124 at Abacoa Golf Club. Krister Eriksson of Kalmar, Sweden, who has played on the European Tour, was the low pro, finishing second in the field of 67 starters with 63-66—129, earning $10,000. Bernard received a pro shop gift certificate worth $750, the USGA limit for amateurs.

“I putted well and played smart,” said Bernard, 20, who had never seen the Joe Lee-designed course before the first round Tuesday. “I just decided to play in a tournament on the way home,” he added. “I never made a bogey.”

Though play was never delayed, the course was wet from overnight rains coupled with a high probability of more rain each day led to lift-clean-and-place guidelines in effect for both rounds, which usually leads to lower scores. “You still have to get the ball in the hole,” noted Abacoa head professional Rob Young. “That was quite a score.”

Bernard started the first round with six consecutive 3’s, turned in 29 and shot 32 on the inward nine. He eagled the par-5 second and sixth holes and finished with seven birdies. His second round also included two eagles, at No. 2 and at the par-4 11th when he drove the green. He made five birdies.

Hugo Bernard

Bernard said it was the first time he had played against professionals. He won the Quebec Amateur in 2013 while still in high school and was chosen to play for Team Canada later that year. His last win was in a Montreal area amateur event last summer.

This was tournament No.1,241 for the MLGT, which started in August, 2004, the 42nd this year. The previous low 36-hole score was 128 by Matt Abbott on Oct. 19, 2007, at Ocean Breeze GC in Boca Raton. There have been at least four 61s over the years.

April 2-Day Major

40% Payout. Par 72. 7200 yards

Event Details

Start: 4/21/2015
Rounds: 2

Players: 67
Entry: $590
Purse: $32825

Event Photos
Day 2 Pictures

124 - Hugo Bernard (a) (61-63) - $750 *Gift Certificate

Abacoa Golf Club
105 Barbados Drive
Jupiter, FL  33458
www.abacoagolfclub.com

(561) 622-0036

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Tournament Results

Score Player Amount
129 (63-66)Krister Eriksson2 $10,000.00
130 (64-66)Robert Karlsson3 $3,500.00
131 (64-67)Brad Adamonis4 $2,100.00
133 (66-67)Billy Hemstock 5 $1,800.00
134 (68-66)Jeff HattenT6 $1,350.00
134 (69-65)Max Buckley T6 $1,350.00
135 (67-68)Brad Gehl8 $1,125.00
136 (65-71)Sunny KimT9 $912.50
136 (66-70)Bo HoagT9 $912.50
136 (68-68)Matt DubrowskiT9 $912.50
136 (68-68)Matthew JenningsT9 $912.50
136 (69-67)Jamie Sindelar T9 $912.50
136 (69-67)Jon McLeanT9 $912.50
124 (61-63)Hugo Bernard (a)1 $750.00
137 (69-68)Jimmy HazenT15 $662.50
137 (70-67)Olin Browne JrT15 $662.50
138 (67-71)Matthew CeravoloT17 $380.00
138 (67-71)Linus Gillgren T17 $380.00
138 (68-70)Alex RedfieldT17 $380.00
138 (68-70)Jordan ElsenT17 $380.00
138 (68-70)John HahnT17 $380.00
138 (68-70)Brandon SmithT17 $380.00
138 (71-67)Dan McCarthyT17 $380.00
138 (71-67)Zack Shriver T17 $380.00
138 (74-64)Kevin FoleyT17 $380.00
139 (70-69)Ben SilvermanT26 $157.50
139 (70-69)Chris DeJohnT26 $157.50
139 (70-69)Sandro Piaget T26 $157.50
139 (70-69)Matt SmithT26 $157.50
140 (68-72)Justin Peters $0.00
140 (68-72)Evan Beirne $0.00
140 (70-70)Alex Rosen $0.00
140 (70-70)Wayne De Haas $0.00
140 (71-69)Chad Bouchard $0.00
141 (67-74)Nyasha Mauchaza $0.00
141 (71-70)Mike Ballo $0.00
141 (71-70)Alex Medinis $0.00
141 (73-68)Carl McCauley $0.00
142 (69-73)Stefan Brewer $0.00
142 (71-71)Scott Davidson $0.00
142 (71-71)Louis-Pierre Godin $0.00
142 (73-69)Eric Dugas $0.00
142 (74-68)Patrick Rada $0.00
143 (67-76)Gregg Lavoie $0.00
143 (70-73)Mark Purrington $0.00
143 (70-73)Jeff Bronkema $0.00
144 (67-77)Kenny Leech $0.00
144 (72-72)Anthony Infante $0.00
144 (72-72)Ian Thimble $0.00
144 (74-70)Mark McGuire $0.00
145 (71-74)Nick Marcoaldi $0.00
145 (71-74)Brian McArdle $0.00
146 (71-75)Ed Carnes $0.00
146 (75-71)Jason Trout $0.00
147 (69-78)Phillip Yribarren $0.00
147 (73-74)Ernesto Vitienes $0.00
147 (74-73)Lucas Duperre Vanden Hecke $0.00
147 (74-73)Corey Richmond $0.00
147 (75-72)Eric Beringer $0.00
149 (72-77)Nathan Davis $0.00
149 (76-73)David M. Smith $0.00
151 (74-77)Patrick Williams $0.00
152 (74-78)Marcus Williams $0.00
152 (76-76)Chris Damiano $0.00
153 (72-79)Jeb Buchanan $0.00
153 (78-75)Gus Abbruzzese $0.00
156 (79-77)Philipp Muller $0.00
       

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