Banks making appearance on Golf Channel this morning

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TRURO - Colchester County golf enthusiasts have a good reason to turn on The Golf Channel this morning.

Eric Banks

Truro native Eric Banks will appear in a live interview on the network's Morning Drive program at 9:40 a.m. No details were available.

The 21-year-old is in his third year at the University of Florida, where he is a member of the Gators golf team.

Banks, who won the provincial men's amateur - at Truro Golf Club - and junior titles in 2011, underwent open heart surgery in 2012 to repair a hole between his left and right atria. The problem was detected by doctors during his first physical at the University of Florida in the fall of 2011.

He recovered return to action for the Gators in February 2013 and went on to qualify for the Canadian Open last July.

Banks is coming off a tie for 47th in his most recent outing for the Gators at the Valspar Invitational last week after shooting 6-over-219. Earlier this month he finished 20th with a 1-over-217 performance at the Chris Schenkel Invitational and tied for 18th at 7-over-217 at the SunTrust Gator Invitational in February.

Organizations: Gators, University of Florida, Golf Channel Eric Banks Truro Golf Club Canadian Open

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