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Ocean City's Dan Miller tees off during Sunday's final round.

Ocean City's Dan Miller won a gold medal at the Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament on Sunday at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club.

Miller shot a 51 in Level II Division 2 in the third and final round to win his division by nine strokes. He had the fifth best score overall in Level II, which is a nine-hole per round alternate shot team-play competition.

Miller's partner was Matthew Callaghan, his golf teacher and a PGA professional at Twisted Dune Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township.

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Miller and Callaghan totaled 159 on the Pines Course, after rounds of 56 on Friday and 52 on Saturday.

"I've known Matt for 13 years," Miller said. "He was teaching me the right way to hold the club. He really helped me on my putting this year and last year to get ready for this, and that's why I'm here today. Matt is the deciding factor on me doing as well as I do."

Also in Level II, Michael Kmiec of Cape May and partner Robert Kmiec shot a 66 to finish at 197. He finished third in his Division 6.

Scott Rohrer of York, S.C., won Level V, which is an 18-hole stroke play competition. Rohrer scored an 81 on on the Bay Course on Sunday to finish with a three-round total of 242.

Matthew Duman of Moorestown won Level IV by two strokes with a total of 153. Level IV is a nine-hole stroke play competition. Duman shot a 49 on Sunday. Kevin Pritchard of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, also scored a 49 and finished second at 155.

Eric Schmidt of Cary, Ill., was the Level III winner on the Bay Course with a three-day total of 257. Schmidt and partner David Dauphin shot a final round of 90. Level III is an 18-hole per round alternate shot team play competition.

John Burkharth of Herndon, Va., won Level I, an individual skills competition where the golfers are tested in six different shot-making skills. The highest score wins, and Burkharth totaled 209 for the three days.

The 14th annual event had 176 golfers from 23 programs representing the U.S. and Canada.

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