Daylen Ostapowich dou­bles down with golf sil­ver medals

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Ter­rio Hux­ley The Drumheller Mail

Lo­cal youth golfer Daylen Ostapowich (14) has won two sil­ver medals at his first back-to-back tour­na­ments of the sea­son.

Ostapowich’s first tour­na­ment of the year was held at the Hen­der­son Lake Golf Club in Leth­bridge where he placed sec­ond over­all.

“It was a pretty good tour­na­ment – two day tour­na­ment.”

Then on July 4, Ostapowich par­tic­i­pated at the in­n­is­fail golf tour­na­ment, to claim his sec­ond vic­tory.

“I only lost by one stroke but I en­joyed it,” said Ostapowich.

The ver­sa­til­ity of the sport is what keeps bring­ing him back.

“It’s just some­thing I en­joy do­ing, even if I’m at home, I just love the sport,” said Ostapowich.

While prac­tice makes per­fect, Ostapowich plans on tak­ing his pas­sion for golf to the top with hopes of play­ing at the Pro­fes­sional Golfer’s As­so­ci­a­tion (PGA).

“I usu­ally try to get out there as much as I can,” he said. “My dream is to go to the PGA.”

Weather de­pen­dant, a typ­i­cal golf sea­son can last un­til Oc­to­ber or Novem­ber.

“It can some­times be like Oc­to­ber or maybe a bit past if you’re lucky,” said Ostapowich.

Ostapowich plays right here in the val­ley at the Di­nosaur Trail Golf and Coun­try Club.

“The front nine is a pretty sim­ple golf course but the back nine is a bit more of a chal­lenge,” said Ostapowich.

Ostapowich has a few more tour­na­ments ahead of him in­clud­ing one at McKen­zie Mead­ows in Cal­gary.

When asked on how to get oth­ers in­volved in the sport, Ostapowich gladly shared some ex­per­tise of his own.

“I’d say just try it out, swing a cou­ple clubs and give it a try.”

It’s just some­thing I en­joy do­ing, even ifo I’m home, I just love the sport.” Daylen Ostapowich

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