CHEK Upside: Island golfer ready for DC Bank Victoria Open

WatchFor Victoria's Jeevan Sihota, the past three weeks have been a whirlwind. Cole Sorenson has more.

For Victoria’s Jeevan Sihota, the past three weeks have been a whirlwind.

“Yes it has been, a lot of tournaments and it’s been lots of fun,” says Sihota.

The 17-year-old amateur golfer has competed on the last two stops of the Mackenzie PGA Tour Canada and heads into this week’s DC Bank Victoria Open at Uplands riding a wave of momentum for his return to Vancouver Island.

“That’s the best part I think, got a home crowd and it’ll be a lot of fun to play on the island for sure,” says Sihota.

“He went and played in Calgary and finished seventh which is just amazing and then he went to Kelowna and he finished 26th out of 136 golfers,” says tournament director Keith Dagg.

“You’re 17-years-old and you’re not a professional and you’re playing against pros I mean it is really exciting.”

Sihota first started playing at the age of four. From there Sihota has gone on to join the Canadian junior national team and is currently eyeing an NCAA Division 1 scholarship upon completion of his grade 12 year.

“I haven’t committed anywhere yet, I don’t know where I’m going but yeah that’s the plan,” says Sihota.

“He’s been playing really good since he was about 12 or 13,” says Dagg.

“So Jeevan he’s going to be there.”

As for his personal goals entering the tournament?

“I would like to win but I’m just going to go try playing my best and go see the results,” says Sihota.

The DC Victoria Open tees off Sept. 30th.

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