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Team Tate Hits the Links



    Team Tate Hits the Links
    His prom proposal helped put him in the national spotlight. But his talent on the golf course is now putting James Tate back in the public eye.

    Life is pretty good these days for Shelton High School senior James Tate. Not only did he create a national stir by using the school wall to ask out his prom date, but it turns out he's a pretty good golfer to boot.

    Tate led Shelton to the Southern Connecticut Conference golf championship on Tuesday. Tate shot the low round of 76 at the Race Brook Country Club to propel his team past Amity, Notre Dame and Fairfield Prep. 

    Tate gained national attention when he asked Sonali Rodrigues to the prom by posting a message in giant cardboard letters last month. 

    The stunt, viewed by most as a romantic gesture, earned Tate and two friends a one-day suspension and a ban from the prom.  After a massive social media campaign and pressure from local lawmakers, the school changed its tune and reversed the ban.

    Shelton Prom Problem

    [HAR] Shelton Prom Problem
    James Tate got creative when asking for a date to the prom. But his creativity also got him banned from the dance.
    (Published Tuesday, May 10, 2011)

    Shelton's Prom is Saturday.