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Hunt Valley's Rij Patel leads Gilchrist junior golf event

Hunt Valley's Rij Patel leads Gilchrist junior golf event

Rij Patel of Hunt Valley used six birdies and one eagle to shoot a 5-under-par 67 on Tuesday and take a one-shot lead after one round in the boys division at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior at Old South Country Club in Lothian. Shannon Brooks of Vienna, Va., shot a 3-under 69 to lead the girls division by two strokes. Patel opened with an eagle on the par-5 No. 1 and closed his round with three straight birdies. "I kept the ball in front of me, made some important putts and had a lot of good birdie opportunities," Patel said. "I am going to keep my same game plan for tomorrow and hope it works out well for me." Tied in second are Peter Knade of Easton and Michael...

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