2012 U.S. Junior-Amateur
Bard ousted in Round of 32
at U.S. Junior-Amateur
Rough start too
much to overcome
for NY State champ
July 19

STRATHAM, N.H. - For the second
consecutive season, Derek Bard's run
at the U.S. Junior-Amateur ended in
the Round of 32.

Bard, who shot 6-under par on his
opening nine in Wednesday's win, shot
6-over the same stretch in a 4&2 loss
to Branson Davis (McKinney, Texas) in
Thursday's Round of 32.

Bard officially finished tied for 17th at
the event.



Bard rolls to 5&4 victory
to advance to final 32
             July 18
STRATHAM, N.H. - New Hartford's
Derek Bard birdied his first three holes
and four of his first five to gain an
overwhelming advantage en route to a
5&4 victory in the first round of match
play at the United States Junior-Am at
the Golf Club of New England.

Wednesday's victory over William
Zalatoris (Plano, Texas) puts Bard into
the final 32.

After going 4-UP after five holes, Bard
kept his foot n the accelerator, with
birdies on Nos. 7 and 8 and a par on
No. 9 to post a 30 on the front side
and extend his lead to 7-UP

"I hit more fairways today than I did in
either of the two stroke-play days,"
said Bard of his rounds of 72-76
Monday and Tuesday. "It set me up for
a lot of solid second shots and I hit a
few close. The putter was hot all day
which was nice."

Zalatoris made eagle on the par-4 11th
and birdie on the par-4 13th to cut
Bard's lead to 5-UP.

Bard, who is seeded 26th, faces
7th-seeded Branson Davis of
McKinney, Texas beginning at 9 a.m.
Thursday. The winner will play in the
Round of 16 Thursday afternoon. Bard
lost in last year's Round of 32 2&1 to
Venezuela's Juan Yumar.

"The guy I'm playing (Thursday) is a
great player, and I need to do more of
the same to win," Bard said.

"This is when the tourney starts getting
really difficult. Everyone is good here
so anyone can win on any given day."

The quarterfinals and semifinals are
scheduled for Friday. The
championship match is Saturday.



Bard advances to match-play
round at U.S. Junior-Amateur
                July 17
STRATHAM, N.H. - Derek Bard
struggled to a 4-over 76 Tuesday, but
still easily made the cut to advance to
match play at the United States
Junior-Amateur at The Golf Club of
New England.

Bard ended the stroke-play portion of
the event tied for 18th. A total of 64
players (out of 156 players) advance
to the match-play first round beginning

Bard will face William Zalatoris of
Plano, Texas beginning at 11:39 a.m.
Zalatoris finished tied for 37th after
stroke play.

Jim Liu, the 2010 champion from
Smithtown, N.Y., was medalist, along
with Nicolas Echavarria of Colombia,
and Shintaro Ban of San Jose, Calif.

Beau Hossler, who contended at the
U.S. Open last month finished tied with
Bard at 4-over after two rounds of
stroke play.




Bard in 8th after first round
                             July 16
STRATHAM, N.H. - New Hartford's
Derek Bard shot an even-par 72
Monday during at the United States
Junior-Amateur at The Golf Club of
New England.

Bard is tied for 8th after the opening
round of stroke play. The final round of
stroke play is Tuesday and the top 64
will qualify for the match-play portion of
the tournament beginning Wednesday.

In 2011, Bard advanced to the round
of 32, before falling 2&1 to
Venezuela's Juan Yumar at Olympic
Course in Bremerton, Wash.

The 2011 New York State Public High
School Champion jumped out to a
great start Monday, making birdie on
two of his first five holes (Nos. 10 and
14) and made it through his opening
nine holes at 1-under par. The
three-time defending Section III
champion had a wild finishing nine
holes, posting two double bogeys
(Nos. 2 and 8) and making three
birdies (Nos. 1, 6 and on the closing
par-4 9th hole.


                                                                                  FILE PHOTO
New Hartford's Derek Bard advanced through stroke play and one round
of match play before losing to Branson Davis in the Round of 32 at the
U.S. Junior-Amateur at The Golf Club of New England in Stratham, N.H.