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Local student wins medal in Special Olympics Golf National Invitational

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- A West Brunswick High School student recently hit the links in Florida for the Special Olympics Golf National Invitational and he came home with a medal. Freshman Christopher Robinson beat about 40 people, of all ages, in his division to win a bronze medal. Christopher has only been playing golf for a few years. You'd never know it based on his performance at the Special Olympics Golf National Invitational in Florida. Christopher said, "The tournament, it was awesome. I got third place bronze." Christopher proudly wears his bronze medal. Christopher's golf coach Donna Mooneyham said, "Chris acted like he had already done this before. He acted like it was no big deal." Mooneyham has coached Chris in three other sports and introduced him to golf. "He grew every day in his skills. He performed better every day and he could see it, it wasn't just that I could see it, he could see. He knew what to do. He needed less coaching as the days went on," Mooneyham said. Christopher said, "I didn't want to come back to school. I thought I could stay there the whole month, but I didn't." He returned to excitement and support from everyone at West Brunswick High School. Principal George Kelley says Christopher has paved the way for his peers. Kelley said, "He's crossed a milestone for us, so now other kids are going to do it, too." Christopher doesn't know where golf will take him. For now he's just enjoying the ride. "I might stick with it or I might just play basketball or track. I'm good at track," Christopher said. Mooneyham said, "He did it, which was great. It was exciting for me to see him grow." Christopher qualified for the national tournament after winning a gold medal at the state level last year.

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