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Terminally ill man's final wish to spend day on the links granted

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Fritz Clark, 92, has been playing golf since he was 11, but brain cancer has slowed him down a bit. (KCTV5) Fritz Clark, 92, has been playing golf since he was 11, but brain cancer has slowed him down a bit. (KCTV5)
KEARNEY, MO (KCTV) -

The first day of November ended up being a perfect day to hit the links, especially for one particular resident of a local hospice center who had one final wish to play one last round of golf.

Fritz Clark, 92, has been playing golf since he was 11, but brain cancer has slowed him down a bit.

"I used to play a lot, carried a handicap of 4," Clark said.

So, when the "gift of the day" coordinator at Crossroads Hospice asked him if he had one perfect day, what would that day look like?

Clark's answer was easy.

"I want to tee it up and play a full round. And yes, I want to keep score," he said.

Well, that wish came true Tuesday in Kearney.

Back in the day, Clark played several times a week minus his four years in the Navy when he earned two Purple Hearts.

"I didn't think I would every make it, and I did," he said.

Exercise and his strong faith him going every day.

"One hundred push ups every morning," Clark said. "(And) lead a good Christian life."

Clark knows full well his golfing days are numbered.

"I know it's going to happen. When and how, I don't know. When He says go, I'll go," Clark said.

But, what he loves most about the sport is while his focus is on that little white ball, everything else is forgotten. 

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