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Rohrer among winners at Special Olympics event

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Scott Rohrer, of York, S.C., shot rounds of 81-80-81 to win big in the individual competition at the 14th annual Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, N.J.

A field of 176 golfers from 23 programs representing the United States and Canada competed in one of five levels of competition: individual skills (Level I), 9- and 18-hole alternate-shot team play (Levels I & II), and 9- and 18-hole individual stroke play (Levels IV & V).

In the individual skills competition, John Burkarth, of Herndon, Va., won the gold medal for scoring 209 points in six golf skills events.

Kellen and Devin Kaasa (pictured), of Glenville, Minn., combined to score 138 points to win the nine-hole alternate-shot portion, while the team of Eric Schmidt and David Dauphin, of Cary, Ill., scored 257 points to win the 18-hole unified team play competition.

In the nine-hole stroke-play tournament, Matthew Duman, of Moorestown, N.J., scored 153 points to win by two. 

Meanwhile, Rohrer shot a three-round score of 242 and won by 31 shots in the 18-hole stroke-play competition. He was the record-setting gold medalist at the 2010 Special Olympics national tournament, where he set the 18- and 54-hole stroke-play record.