Three Canadians advance to round of 64 at U.S. Amateur

Hugo Bernard (Golf Canada)

Team Canada’s Hugo Bernard and fellow Canadians Joey Savoie and Chris Crisologo have advanced to the round-of-64 at the U.S. Amateur at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles, Calif.

Bernard from Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., recorded back-to-back rounds of even-par 70 in the two rounds of stroke play qualifying – playing 18 holes at each host club.

He is the No. 22 seed and will play No. 43 John Hilliard Catanzaro (Gadsden, Ala.) in the round of 64 at 12:40 p.m.

Fellow Quebecker Joey Savoie, from Montreal, is the No. 37 seed after finishing at 2 over par (73-69). Savoie plays reigning Canadian Men’s Amateur champion the No. 28 seed Zach Bauchou (Forest, Va.) at 10:20 a.m.

Crisologo, a product of Richmond, B.C., was one of 13 players to finish at the cut line of 4 over par after stroke play. He survived a 13-for-8 playoff advancing on the second hole to take the last spot in the round-of-64.

As the No. 64 seed Crisologo plays medallist Hayden Wood (Edmond Okla.) at 2:00 p.m.

Wood posted the lowest 36-hole qualifying score in the 117 year history of the U.S. Amateur at 9-under-par 131 to secure medallist honours.

The remaining rounds of match-play will all be played at The Riviera Country Club.

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