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Hunt Valley's Patel wins Leadbetter golf

Rij Patel, pictured three years ago at age 14, won the Jos. A. Bank/David Leadbetter Championship on Thursday at Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood.
Rij Patel, pictured three years ago at age 14, won the Jos. A. Bank/David Leadbetter Championship on Thursday at Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)

Rij Patel of Hunt Valley shot his third straight 2-under-par 70 on Thursday to win the three-round Jos. A. Bank/David Leadbetter Championship, an American Junior Golf Association event at Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood. "I felt really confident with my golf game all week," Patel said. "I struggled last week at Huntingdon Valley, so this tournament was a really good rebound for me. Each round I was paired with players who were under par, and that pushed me to step my game up. It felt good to stay sharp with my entire game." Brent Ito of Ardsley, N.Y., Max Siegfried of Villanova, Pa., and Leonard Lee of Wyckoff, N.J., placed second at 3-under 213. Jake Mayer of Scotch Plains, N.J., took fifth at 216. Top Maryland finishers included Tyler Koch of Swan Point, seventh at 219; Bennett Buch of West Friendship, tied for ninth at 220; and Luke Schaap of Potomac, tied for 12th at 221. In the girls division, Julia Calbi of South Barrington, Ill., won after shooting 2-over 218. Top Marylanders included Charlotte Simpson of Towson, 10th at 235, and Sydney Mills of Severna Park and Josephine Jung of Ellicott City, tied for 16th at 239.

Paralympics: The Parapan American Games will begin today in Toronto with the opening ceremony. The following Marylanders are on the U.S. roster: Gail Gaeng (wheelchair basketball/Frederick), Daniel Hoffman (soccer 7-a-side/Reisterstown), Hannah McFadden (track and field/Clarksville), Daniel Romanchuk (track and field/Mount Airy) and Zach Shattuck (swimming/Mount Airy).

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Major League Lacrosse: New York Lizards faceoff specialist Greg Gurenlian was named Most Valuable Player, as voted by head coaches and general managers. Gurenlian, who won an MLL-record 73.1 percent of his faceoffs (280 of 383) for the first-place Lizards, earned eight first-place votes for 46 points. The Rochester Rattlers' Jordan Wolf was second with 36 points, and the Lizards' Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) was third with 20. The Boston Cannons' Scott Ratliff (Loyola Maryland) was fifth with eight, and the Chesapeake Bayhawks' Tyler Fiorito (McDonogh) was seventh.

Horse racing: Happy My Way, a 5-year-old gelding, has died, according to Sagamore Racing in Glyndon, which purchased majority ownership of him from Mel Paikoff Stables last year. Happy My Way slab-fractured his knee during the West Virginia Legislature Chairman's Cup on Saturday, and the injury could not be repaired in surgery. Happy My Way's first race wearing the Sagamore silks came on Preakness Day in 2014, when he captured the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Handicap at Pimlico Race Course.

Pro tennis: U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic played two terrific tiebreakers to edge 13th-seeded Sam Querrey, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3), and reach the Citi Open quarterfinals in Washington. Next for Cilic is matchup with 18-year-old Alexander Zverev of Germany, the youngest quarterfinalist in the nation's capital since Andy Roddick was 17 in 2000. Zverev got past 2012 Citi Open champion Alexandr Dolgopolov, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. Kei Nishikori moved into his 11th ATP quarterfinal of the season by beating 16th-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina, 6-4, 6-4. Nishikori will face Sam Groth for a berth in the semifinals. Groth delivered 20 aces in a 6-3, 6-4 victory over seventh-seeded Feliciano Lopez. In women's play, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia eliminated third-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, 6-2, 6-4, to reach the quarterfinals The 40th-ranked Pavlyuchenkova, the runner-up at the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open in 2012, now meets Christina McHale, who edged Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan, 6-2, 1-6, 7-5. Top-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia beat Naomi Broady of Britain, 6-4, 7-6 (2).

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit placed Laura Del Rio (fractured left ankle) and Tiffany Weimer (left knee tendinitis and post ACL-surgery complications) on the disabled list.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United received targeted allocation money, an international roster spot for the rest of the 2015 season and future considerations from the Portland Timbers for homegrown forward Michael Seaton, 19, who made five career appearances and two starts for the Washington team.

Men's basketball: Washington Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal will be among 32 participants at the USA Basketball national team minicamp Tuesday through Thursday in Las Vegas. Others players include New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (Towson Catholic) and Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay (Archbishop Spalding).

Men's college basketball: Towson will open the Gildan Charleston (S.C.) Classic against Oklahoma State on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. The game will be aired on ESPN3. The Tigers' side of the bracket also features Mississippi and George Mason, with either being a possible second-round opponent.

College softball: Maryland named Lisa Carey and Lisa Norris assistant coaches.

College tennis: Washington College named Jason Ringstad men's and women's coach.

Youth soccer: The Central Maryland Soccer Association is accepting team registrations for its Saturday and Sunday fall travel leagues. The league is open to all United States Soccer Federation-affiliated school, recreation travel and club-level travel teams. The Saturday league offers competition for ages 8 through 14, and the Sunday league offers competition for ages 8 through 18. Both leagues offer separate boys and girls divisions. Registration and league information is available at cmsasoccer.com. The registration deadline is today.

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