Family: Parents, John and Vickie; brothers: twins, Michael and David (22) and Andrew (11); sisters: Jordan (19), Jessica (14) and Joy (9).
Favorite athlete: Stephen Curry, guard for Golden State Warriors.
Favorite teams: Minnesota Vikings and Golden State Warriors.
Other sports: Basketball.
Hobbies: Playing tennis with family.
Favorite course: “Moccasin Creek. I love their greens.”
Favorite athletic memory: “Scoring my 1,000th point in basketball.”
Whether sprinting around a track or walking on a golf course, Matt Rohrbach left his footprints all over Aberdeen Christian athletics last week.
Rohrbach led the Knights’ golf squad to a pair of victories last week, carding an 82 for medalist honors at the Mobridge-Pollock Invitational on April 29, shooting a round of 90 as Christian won the team title at the Lake Region Conference meet Thursday and his score of 76 earned medalist honors to help his team to the championship at the Eureka Invitational on Saturday.
Earlier in the week, the 17-year-old junior competed for the Knights’ track team, placing in two events at the Lake Region Conference meet in Ipswich. For his efforts, Rohrbach is the American News Athlete of the Week.
A combination of his dedication and knowing what he wants to do helped Rohrbach to find success on the links.
“Just hard work and putting the time in,” Rohrbach said. “Everything is second nature. I can kind of pick and choose how I approach a shot.”
Rohrbach said he didn’t have his best day at the LRC golf meet, but was happy with his results in Eureka.
“Ipswich was one of the worst days I’ve ever golfed,” said Rohrbach. “At Eureka, I kind of bounced back. It was fun to play again after not shooting well a couple of days before.”
The 76 was Rohrbach’s lowest round for a tournament, and his career low is a 75 during a recreational round at Lee Park Golf Course in Aberdeen.
Rohrbach is always trying to get better and eager to learn, said Christian coach Gary Aderhold.
“All aspects of his game are very good,” said Aderhold. “Matt is a hard worker and is always asking if he’s doing anything wrong and looking for anything to improve. Matt is a role model for the kids. He comes out and works hard in practice.”
One area that Rohrbach has worked on is his short game.