The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association individual stroke play golf tournament had been within reach for the Mount St. Joseph senior in his first three years. He finished third as a freshman and sophomore before placing second last spring. This year, tied with the defending champion, Archbishop Spalding's Chris Navarro, and with McDonogh's Rij Patel one shot behind going into the final hole of the three-day event on April 29, Long wasn't going to be denied again. His par on the final hole completed a final round 4-over-par 74 for a three-day total of 221, giving Long the elusive title by one stroke over each opponent at Baltimore Country Club's East Course in Lutherville. Long's three-day total was two strokes off the tournament record. Set to attend High Point on a golf scholarship, Long has qualified for the USGA Junior Amateur and Maryland State Amateur.
Others considered: Austin Frederick, McDonogh, lacrosse; Andrew Robinson, McDonogh, track and field; William Seiferth, Glenelg Country, baseballCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun