STOCKTON, CA - For the third time, Anthony Madrid of Stockton has played more golf in one day than most golfers play in three months, and it was for a good cause.
Madrid played 10 rounds of golf Monday at Stockton Golf and Country Club after gathering pledges to raise about $5,000 for the Eddie Guardado Autism Foundation.
Guardado is aStockton native and retired pro baseball player who has a daughter with autism. His foundation raises money for families with autistic children who struggle to pay for therapy. Madrid's uncle is a longtime friend of Guardado.
"For him to do those things, to help families out and to give back, it's pretty special," said Guardado.
Madrid is the top golfer at St. Mary's High School in Stockton, and was only a couple of strokes over par for each of his rounds Monday. The speed of the quest didn't bother his game a bit.
"For me, the faster I play, the better. In my golf game, I over-think things. I just go hit the ball and have fun," said Madrid.
Madrid had some help making the 10 rounds in about 10 hours. His uncle drove the cart, raked traps and filled divots with new seed.