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Pro golfers rally to help son of Australian Open champ John Senden


The golfing community 'Senden Strong' at the PGA Charity Day.

The golfing community has come together to raise funds for brain cancer after Australian PGA tour champion John Senden's 13-year-old son Jacob was diagnosed with the disease.  

The PGA Charity Day at the Keperra Country Golf Club was a great success, raising $40,000 for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and the Queensland Golf Foundation.

“It is extremely humbling to see how much support has been offered and I can’t thank all the competitors enough for helping our efforts to find a cure for what is currently the biggest killer of young kids,” Senden said to golfers at Keperra via video link.

“Jacob is a very strong kid and we are all very proud of him though if it wasn’t for the support of people like Rod and Angela Pampling, Arthur Laundy and the entire golfing community, we could not have kept our spirits as high as what we have.”

Fellow professional golfers Rod Pamplin, Dev Lawson, Michael Sim, Peter Senior, Chris Wood, Michael Write, and recently crowned 2017 Australian PGA champion Cameron Smith all attended the day of golf in support of Senden. 

John Senden surrounded by family at the PGA Charity Day.

Smith, fresh of his thrilling Australian PGA Championship victory at RACV Royal Pines Resort last week, spoke in admiration of Senden.

“He only lives five minutes away from me and I grew up watching him play,” said Smith.

“I have also played practice rounds with him at Major Championships; he is a very knowledgeable guy.

“I wish him and his family all the best.”

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