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Updated: 10/25/2017 09:54:14AM

Harrington brings home gold from Disney

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PHOTO BY STEPHEN McKAY

Florida Special Olympics champion Matt Harrington, left, and coach Carol Rohmoeller will travel to Seattle next May to participate in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.

PHOTO BY STEPHEN McKAY

Coach Carol Rohmoeller, right, poses with Special Olympics state champion Matt Harrington of Venice. Harrington is wearing the gold medal he won two days earlier at the Florida state games.

PHOTO BY STEPHEN McKAY

Matt Harrington secured the gold medal after his play on Disney’s Magnolia Course in Lake Buena Vista. The Magnolia Course was once the site of a PGA Tour event.

PHOTO BY STEPHEN McKAY

Matt Harrington shows off his gold medal at Lake Venice Golf Club.

PHOTO BY STEPHEN McKAY

Matt Harrington, who captured the gold medal at the 2017 Special Olympics Florida State Golf Championships, displays his short game.

By STEPHEN MCKAY

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If only the blades of grass could speak, oh the stories they could tell.

Like Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Raymond Floyd before him, Matthew Harrington of Venice fought off the competition along the fairways of the Magnolia Course at Walt Disney World Resort and came home a winner.

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