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Special Olympics golfer to be featured on TV special

Scott Rohrer, a 24-year-old golfer from York, shot a final-round 78 recently to win his second straight Special Olympics USA Games Gold Medal, by 21 strokes.

Rohrer competed in the Level 5 individual 18-hole event June 16 and 27.

The 2014 Special Olympics games were played June 14-21 in Princeton, N.J. Nearly 3,500 athletes competed in 16 Olympics-style team and individual sports.

Rohrer will be playing in the Special Olympics World Golf Cup in Denmark in August.

Rohrer is one of five athletes to be profiled in “Celebrating Champions: 2014 Special Olympics USA Games,” a one-hour television special chronicling the weeklong celebration of the Games through the eyes of competing athletes.

The special, produced by WWE, will air on FOX Sports 1 at 7 p.m. June 30.

In a profile of Rohrer on the Special Olympics website, he said golf “has given me an opportunity to meet and compete with some great people and in national events. I have met David Gang, Tiger Woods and John Cook through Special Olympics.”

Rohrer was the 2013 South Carolina Special Olympics Athlete of the Year, and received a gold medal for the lowest 54-hole score at the Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament.

Rohrer also was a 2010 Special Olympics USA Games gold medalist, with record scores for both 18- and 54-hole tournaments.