St. Mark student ‘soars like an eagle’ at National Golf Tournament

STRATFORD—St. Mark School congratulates 8th-grade student, Robert “Robby” Rosati, for leading his team to 2nd place in the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship this past weekend. 

Robby and Team Connecticut, one of the twelve All-Star Teams of players ages 10-13, competed in the Semi Finals at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Robby and his teammate won their round with seven birdies and one eagle. Robby’s eagle shot at the 17th hole secured the flag in the final round. 

According to the PGA Jr. League, the championship season highlights the aspirational nature of competition. All-Star Teams must win Section Championships before advancing to Regional competitions and ultimately the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship.

“Watching Robby excel at his favorite sport was extraordinary,” commented St. Mark Principal Melissa Warner. “Our school community is so incredibly proud of him and excited to see his talent being recognized nationally,” she added. 

The championship was broadcast live on select ESPN networks. During a televised interview, Robby commented that history was his favorite school subject because he likes learning about the past. 

“As Robby’s Social Studies teacher, I am deeply impressed by his athletic achievements,” shared St. Mark teacher, Matt Bonito. “However, what impresses me the most about Robby is his fascination with history. On classwork and projects, such as our class Constitution, Robby always shows a level of dedication and engagement that mirrors students I have had in higher education. All of us benefit from Robby’s presence in our class and the insights he frequently shares. I am incredibly proud to teach history to Robby and I am even happier to see him make it.”

St. Mark School is planning a warm welcome upon Robby’s return.