Penn State Pro Sets 12-Hour Playing Record


Christopher Cain, the golf pro at Penn State Golf Courses, entered the Guinness Book of Records for playing the most holes in a 12-hour day. He played 505 holes Wednesday.
Cain originally had planned to play 500 holes in the allotted 12 hours, but got in five extra holes before he quit. He was raising money for the Second Mile, a charity benefitting troubled youth, and the Professional Golf Management Student Society.
The previous record was set by Brennan F. Robertson, who played 476 holes at the Foxfire Golf Club in Sarasota, Fla., in 2000. Cain broke that mark with 45 minutes, 21 seconds left in the 12-hour time-frame
Cain played the same five holes to conserve time - Nos. 11-14 on the White Course at Penn State. The five-hole circuit was modified from the original length so that each 18-hole circuit would be at least 6,000 yards.
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