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10-year-old cancer survivor’s golfathon

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A 10-year-old cancer survivor has played the equivalent of an Open-and-a-half in one day to raise money for charity.

American Kyle Lagrasso raised £50,000 playing 109 holes in one day at The Legends Golf Club in Temecula, California.

Lagrasso lost his left eye to cancer when he was aged two and has spent much of the eight years since raising money to charities that fight retinoblastoma, according to the North County Times.

"I want to find a cure," the youngster said. "I lost my left eye and I don't want other kids to get cancer and lose their left eye or right eye."

Lagrasso originally pledged to play 100 holes in the day to raise £32,000 but ended up playing 109 instead, equal to six rounds, 56 of which were played barefoot according to NBC.

And with a late donation from US PGA Tour player JB Holmes, he also exceeded his target by £18,000, finishing with £50,000.

"I'm tired," Lograsso said after playing for more than 12 hours. "Going-to-bed-at-eight o'clock tired.

"I walked the last hole, I walked it for the fight against retinoblastoma and all the kids going through it," said Kyle.

"I accomplished a pretty big goal. One hundred and nine holes is a lot."It felt good — once I finished the hole. Now, no golf for another week or two. I've had enough."

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