Two teenagers from Peterborough take on mammoth golfing challenge

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Two teenagers from Peterborough are taking on a mammoth golfing challenge to mark the summer solstice.

15-year-old Leo Brown and 14-year-old Sam Marshall are attempting to play 101 holes at the Elton Furze Golf Club just outside the city.

They teed off at half four this morning, 21st June, and are aiming to finish at seven tonight.

The boys are raising money for local charity 'The Wellbeing Cancer care', at Peterborough Hospital.

The boys teed off at 4:30am. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The club's fundraising took a hit last year due to events cancelled in lockdown, so these two stepped up.

Between them they'll have walked around 36 miles today, over more than 12 hours of golf, sinking the putt 101 times.

Leo and Sam reckon they'll raise around two thousand pounds, they were originally aiming for 500, hopefully making the early start worth it.

The money raised will go to a local charity. Credit: ITV News Anglia