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Richmond golfers raise money for Rohle

GLEN ALLEN, VA (WWBT) - Kirk Rohle has finished up his credits at Hampden-Sydney, and he's ready to start his first full-time job on Monday.  But the former Tiger football player is still undergoing treatment for the injuries he suffered when he went back into a burning building to save his friend, Ben Rogers.

On Thursday, 250 golfers spent the day at The Crossings in Glen Allen for the Robert Martin Memorial Golf Tournament.  Usually the proceeds for the event go to a scholarship for Benedictine students.  But this year, they're going to Rohle, to help pay for the $1 million in medical bills he's racked up since the fire.

Martin was killed in a tragic accident two decades ago, and his brother Kyle has spent the past 22 years hosting this tournament in his name.  Rohle's father Ken grew up with Robert, and Kyle Martin felt this would be a great cause for this year's event.

Kyle Martin says the tournament is expected to raise about $15,000.

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