Rij Patel
Rij Patel
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hunt Valley, MD
High School: McDonogh School
House Affiliation: Winthrop

Junior (2018-19): 
Competed in eight tournaments, averaged 73.75 strokes per 18 holes … Opened the fall season with a three-round score of 218 (75-69-74) at The Doc Gimmler (Sept. 8-9) ... Placed 12th at the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge (Sept. 22-23) with a two-day total of 148 (75-73) ... Carded a career-low round of 67 in the third round of The Macdonald Cup (Sept. 29-30), resulting in a top-five finish (70-70-67) … Competed at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (March 9-10), shooting 86-86-76 … Fired rounds of 75, 73 and 71 at the Princeton Invitational (April 6-7) … Took 19th at the Yale Spring Invitational (April 13), shooting 72-71 … Ended in 15th at the Ivy League Championship (April 19-21), with rounds of 76, 75 and 71.

Sophomore (2017-18):
Earned Second Team All-Ivy Honors after rounds of 75-75-75 to finish tenth at the Ivy League Championships...2018 Rob Erickson ’01 Team Player Award winner...Finished in the Top-50 at the Furman Intercollegiate with rounds of 78-75-71...Posted a career low round of 69 in the second round of the Doc Gimmler, placing 22nd overall 72-69-74 (+5)...Tied for 13th overall at the Macdonald Cup hosted by Yale shooting 73-72-72.

Freshman (2016-17):
Finished 42nd at Doc Gimmler Invitational, shooting 74-71-74-218 … Shot 71-74-145 to finished tied for seventh at the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge … Tied for 29th at The Macdonald Cup, shooting 72-74-71-217.

Before Harvard:
AJGA Scholastic All-American (2015) … Maryland State Junior Champion (2015) … Maryland State Amateur Quarter-Finalist (2015) … Qualified for USGA Junior Amateur (2015) … Competed in five AJGA Invitationals: Rolex Tournament of Champions, Ping, Polo (2015) and Haas Family and Rolex (2016) … Two wins, a second, third and fifth place in AJGA events in 2014 and 2015 … Second place in the MIAA Individual Tournament (2013, 2015, 2016) … Captained McDonogh School Varsity Golf (2015-2016) … McDonogh School Newspaper Editor-in-Chief … 2015 Tony Marlowe Scholarship Recipient (2015) … Klein Journalism Scholarship Winner (2015) … 2016 Charles C. Kinard Journalism Award (2016) … Played clarinet in school concert band.