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Benalla golfers raise money for cancer council

By Simon Ruppert

Four Benalla golfers will take on 72-holes in one day to raise money for Cancer Council Victoria.

The Longest Day is an endurance golf marathon designed to test your skill, strength and stamina.

The challenge is to successfully complete four rounds of golf from dusk to dawn to raise vital funds for cancer research, prevention and support services.

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The process is simple. You pick a team, find a local golf course, choose a day, fundraise and then tee-off.

And that is exactly what Benalla's Adam Levy, Michael Polwarth, Anthony Symes and Daniel Symes decided to do.

Anthony Symes said after seeing a post on Facebook he decided to assemble a team to take part.

“I just put the feelers out to three other guys, we all thought it was a good idea and we just went form there,” Mr Symes said.

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“We're all keen golfers, but we've definitely never played 72 holes before.

The team will play 72-holes on one day at Benalla Golf Club

“If you're in a tournament you might play 72-holes over for days, but never that many in one day.”

The team will tee-off at Benalla Golf Course at 5.30 am on December 23 and hope to be finished up before dark.

Mr Symes said the team was hoping to raise $3000, and were well on the way to that figure.

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“We are about halfway there and were hoping we get a lot more in the next two weeks,” he said.

“We have a donation box set up at the Benalla Golf Club, so anyone who is not online can donate there.

“People can also donate via the Cancer Council website.”

● If you would like to make an online donation, visit www.longestday.org.au/

● To donate specifically to this team you can search under the team name "Cancer Crushers".

● You can also make a donation to Cancer Council Victoria at any time throughout the year at www.cancervic.org.au/donate/