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Derek Bard
Derek  Bard

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
New Hartford, N.Y.

High School:
New Hartford

10/18/2015

Bard Ties for First at U.S. Collegiate

Cavaliers Finish 10th in Field that Featured 16 Ranked Teams

08/21/2015

Bard Rallies to Topple World’s Top-Ranked Amateur at US Am

Cavalier Junior Advances to Semifinals

07/15/2015

Virginia Has 314 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 4,143 student-athletes recognized

10/21/2014

Bard Tabbed as Golfweek's Player of the Week

Cavalier Senior Coming off Win at U.S. Collegiate

08/07/2014

Virginia Has 305 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 3,967 student-athletes recognized

Virginia
2015 (Junior)

• Participated in the Masters as one of six amateurs in the field and finished at +9, 153 which was third best among amateurs
• Missed the cut at the Masters by three shots
• First UVA amateur golfer to appear at The Masters since James Driscoll in 2001. Driscoll shot 4-under in opening round, the best 18-hole score at The Masters since 1983.
• Named to the Ben Hogan Watch List for 2016
• Ranked No. 18 in fall Arnold Palmer Cup standings
• Leads the Cavaliers with a 71.31 stroke average
• 16 of his 26 rounds have been par or better this season
• Has five top-five finishes this season in nine tournaments
• Won the U.S. Collegiate by shooting 6-under 210
• It marked second consecutive year he placed first at U.S. Collegiate at the Golf Club of Atlanta
• Opened the U.S. Collegiate with 6-under 66
• Had fifth-place finishes at the DICK's Challenge Cup, Kiawah Classic and Palmetto Invitational
• Was fourth at the Linger Longer Invitational in his most recent outing

2014-15 (Sophomore)
• Ranked No. 65 in final Golfweek standings and No. 68 by Golfstat
• Finished 69th at the NCAA Championships to help UVa to a 18th-place finish
• 24 of his 38 rounds were par or better
• Ended the fall season on high note, winning medalist honors at the U.S. Collegiate, shooting 15-under 201, the third lowest score in UVa history
• Tied career best with final round of 8-under 64
• That score tied for 2nd lowest round of the year by an ACC player
• Named Golfweek's Player of the Week for Oct. 13-19
• Had five top-10 finishes to raise career total to eight
• Was UVa's top finisher in four tournaments
• Finished 25th at ACC Championships at +1, 217
• Was 29th at NCAA Regional at +6, 222
• Recognized on ACC Academic Honor Roll

2013-14 (Freshman)
• Ranked No. 156 by Golfstat and No. 143 by Golfweek
• Figured as the No. 16 freshman in the final Golfstat rankings
• Combined with first-year Jimmy Stanger to give UVa the No. 10 freshman class according to Golfstat
• Fourth on the team with a 72.20 stroke average
• Had an impressive collegiate debut, finishing fourth at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
• Has three top-10 outings and five top-20 finishes in seven tournaments this season
• Shot 8-under 64 at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate to share low-round of season honors with Denny McCarthy
• That tied as lowest round by ACC competitor in the fall
• That was just one stroke off UVa single-round scoring record
• Placed fourth at Bank of Tennessee in his collegiate debut and posted his low tourney score (-9, 207) of season
• Was UVa's top finisher at Palmetto Intercollegiate, finishing second
• Helped UVa to record scoring performance at Jim West Intercollegiate by shooting 6-under, 210 to place ninth overall
• Was 43rd at ACC Championships and 41st at NCAA Regional
• Named to ACC Honor Roll

Amateur & Junior Golf Notes
• Reached the finals of the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championships
• Won the 2015 Sunnehanna Amateur
• Reached the round of 32 in match play at 2014 US Amateur
• Played in the 2014 Porter Cup
• Was ranked No. 35 by Junior Golf Scoreboard and No. 3 player in the state of New York when he signed with Virginia
• Was ranked No. 60 by American Junior Golf Association/Polo when he signed with Cavaliers
• Sixth at 2012 Junior PGA Championship after placing fourth at 2011 event
• Placed 18th at the USGA Junior Amateur and was eighth at the AJGA Golf Pride tournament
• Finished 16th at the Western Junior Championship, was 20th at the AJGA Polo Championship and 29th at the Junior Players Championship
• Was 20th at the 2011 AJGA Polo Championship
• Placed 15th at 2012 Western Junior
• Came in seventh at 2012 Golf Pride Junior Classic

New Hartford / Personal
• Won the 2012 New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championship
• Finished first at 2013 New York State Federation Championship
• Three-time sectional champion and five-time class champion
• Mother, Dawn, graduated from medical school at Virginia
• Mother is a pediatrician and father, David, is a business manager
• Father played college football at Hamilton (N.Y.) College
• Has a younger brother (Alec) and younger sister (Sydney)
• Also played ice hockey in high school
• Born in Charlottesville
• Father was football coach at St. Anne's-Belfield in Charlottesville from 1990 to 1995 and led team to state title in 1992


Derek Bard's Career Statistics

YEAR ROUNDS STROKES AVG LOW
2013-2014 25 1805 72.20 64
2014-2015 38 2715 71.45 64
2015-2016 26 1854 71.31 65
CAREER 89 6374 71.62 64


Derek Bard's Career Bests
Career Best Tournament Finish: 1st, U.S. Collegiate, Oct. 16-18, 2015 & 1st, U.S. Collegiate, Oct. 17-19, 2014
Career Top-10 Finishes: 13
Career Best 54-Hole Score: 201, U.S. Collegiate, Oct. 17-19, 2014
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 64, U.S. Collegiate, Oct. 19, 2014 & Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, Oct. 12, 2013

2013-14 Tournament Results

Date Tournament Score Par Total Overall Place UVa Place
Oct. 11-13 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate 71-64-72 -9 207 4 2
Oct. 18-20 U.S. Collegiate 74-75-73 +6 222 44 4
March 11-12 Palmetto Intercollegiate 72-69-70 +1 211 2 1
March 14-16 Schenkel Invitational 75-71-76 +6 222 40 3
March 23-25 Hootie @ Bulls Bay 68-75-72 -1 215 15 2
April 7-8 Jim West Intercollegiate 68-65-77 -6 210 9 4
April 20 Wolfpack Spring Open 74 +3 74 16 4
April 26-28 ACC Championships 76-76-72 +8 224 43 5
May 15-17 NCAA Regional 72-78-70 +4 220 41 3

2014-15 Tournament Results

Date Tournament Score Par Total Overall Place UVa Place
Sept. 5-7 Northern Intercollegiate 74-75-71 +4 220 8 2
Sept. 19-21 DICK's Sporting Goods Challenge Cup 70-70-69 -4 209 4 1
Sept. 29-30 Primland Challenge 69-70-72 -5 211 18 2
Oct. 10-11 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate 77-71 +3 148 48 3
Oct. 17-19 U.S. Collegiate 66-71-64 -15 201 1 1
Feb. 18-20 John Burns Intercollegiate 74-72-70 E 216 11 2
March 9-10 Palmetto Invitational 69-72-69 E 210 21 3
March 13-15 Seminole Intercollegiate 69-71-69 -7 209 7 1
March 29-31 Hootie @Bulls Bay 72-71-66 -7 209 5 1
April 18-19 Yale Invitational 69-73-77 +9 219 30 3
April 24-26 ACC Championships 72-74-71 +1 217 25 4
May 14-16 NCAA Regional 74-73-75 +6 222 29 3
May 29-June 1 NCAA Championships 78-73-73 +8 224 69 3

2015-16 Tournament Results

Date Tournament Score Par Total Overall Place UVa Place
Sept. 12-13 Northern Intercollegiate 80-73-72 +4 225 22 2
Sept. 25-26 DICK's Challenge Cup 71-70-69 -3 210 5 1
Oct. 9-11 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate 73-66-74 -3 213 12 2
Oct. 16-18 U.S. Collegiate 66-72-72 -6 210 1 1
Nov. 1-3 Kiawah Classic 73-67 -4 140 5 1
Feb. 19-21 John Burns Intercollegiate 79-70-73 +6 222 44 4
March 7-8 Palmetto Invite 71-65-71 -3 207 5 1
March 12-13 Hackler Championship 75-70-72 +1 217 27 3
March 20-22 Linger Longer Invitational 68-71-71 -6 210 4 1

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