Local Pro Golfs 513 Holes in One Day for Autism

The Energizer Bunny may be be the one that keeps going and going and going, but that Bunny has nothing on Eberhart-Petro Golf Pro Ben Berger.

For the 2nd year in a row, Berger golfed from before sunrise to after sunset to raise money for Autism.

The event called Par For a Cause is sponsored by the Logan Center and raised around $35,000.

Berger began golfing at 5:40 Thursday morning, and did not stop until 9:25 in the evening.

His finished 513 holes (28.5 rounds) in 15 hours and 45 minutes.

His goal was to reach 508.

A year ago, he completed 437 holes.

Berger's ability to finish a round in under 25 minutes (the average golfer takes 4 hours) comes from several factors.

1) He's a great golfer. His rounds ranged in the 60s and 70s. He had 69 birdies and two eagles on the day.

2) He had a lot of help. People set his golf tees, held his clubs, drove his carts and pulled his pins. They had water, change of clothes, food, and pretty much anything else ready for him when needed.

3) He is experienced; Berger did this last year as well.

4) He hustles. Berger sprinted to the tees, back to his cart, to the greens and all over again.

You can still make a pledge to this great cause by calling 574-289-4831 on Friday.

Newscenter 16 will have much more on Berger's Par For A Cause on Newscenter 16 at 6 on Friday.

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