With temperatures in the 90s for the fifth straight day, event director Chrissy Allen was a little worried about what kind of turn out she would get on Wednesday for the annual Pink Ribbon Golf Tournament at Prairie Ridge Golf Course in Janesville.

She needn’t have worried. With a stiff breeze cooling things down, more than 120 of the 140 registered golfers showed up to have some fun while donating to cancer research. Allen said it was the largest field in the 11-year history of the tournament.

“They just came and they played,” she said. “I guess they all believed it’s a worthwhile cause.”

Allen, who has been running the tournament for the last five years, said the event took a big leap forward last summer.

Last year’s event raised more than $4,500, which went to the Minnesota chapter of the Susan G. Komen Fund. This year, with a few more competitors involved, she’s hoping to surpass that mark.

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