TRURO – Truro’s Eric Banks starts his quest for a PGA Tour Canada title today at The Lakes Golf Club in Ben Eoin.
The 20-year-old tees off at the Cape Breton Celtic Classic at 2:10 p.m. with fellow Nova Scotia Brian Affleck. The 72-hole event, worth $150,000, continues until Sunday.
It’ll be Banks’ first time competing at the course.
The lefty received a special invitation to take part in the professional event, his second of the summer after qualifying for the PGA Tour’s Canadian Open at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ont. He carded scores of 1-over 73 and 12-over 84 and missed the cut at that event.
Banks returned home for the week from Gainesville, Fla., where he is starting his third year as a member of the Florida Gators golf squad, to compete in the event. He’ll return to campus on Monday.