CHARLESTON, S.C. – Hugo Bernard wouldn’t go down without a fight on Sunday at the Azalea Invitational. The Team Canada National Amateur Squad member erased a two-stroke deficit to start the round, eventually forcing a three-man playoff at 11 under with Cole Hammer and Joseph Pagdin.
Bernard, a Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., native birdied two of his final four holes to force extra holes, but couldn’t hang on as America’s Hammer emerged victorious at the Country Club of Charleston.
Fellow Team Canada member and Quebec native Joey Savoie also cracked the top 10, finishing fifth at 6 under par (70-71-67-70). Amateur Squad teammate Josh Whalen of Napanne, Ont., finished T11 at even par (72-68-76-78).
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