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UM …. AND HE’S STILL ONLY 11 YEARS OLD

Roosevelt’s Ike Rothman Earns Medalist Honors In Golf Win

SAUGERTIES – Now, let’s try to put this in perspective.

We’ve seen plenty of seventh-graders come up and make a dent on varsity high school teams over the years.

Dior Johnson, the ridiculously talented basketball player who scored a total of 1,000 points as a seventh- and eighth-grader in his two seasons as Saugerties, comes to mind as a recent example.

He was 12 years old when he burst on the scene.

Ike Rothman is still 11.

Eleven! Most of us have favorite T-shirts older than 11.

Nonetheless, the seventh-grader playing for the Franklin D. Roosevelt boys golf team hit the first of what will likely be many milestones on Monday when he earned medalist honors in a 161-184 victory over Saugerties.

The Mid-Hudson Athletic League match was held at par-34 Lazy Swan Golf Course.

Rothman shot a 3-over-par 37 to pace the Presidents.

“Ike has been ultra-consistent all season long for us,” FDR coach Kevin Hart said. “He continues to hit fairways and greens in regulation, giving him opportunities to score low in every match. He’s going to be a star in this league very soon.”

Connor Hart and David Remsburger both shot 41 for Roosevelt and Joe Nesbitt carded a 42 as the Presidents improved to 5-1 overall.

Saugerties was led by Ben Fox’s 45.

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