Russ dominates back nine en route to victory

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CUMBERLAND — Nick Russ ran away from the field of 10 to earn the Western Maryland Disc Golf league victory on Thursday at Central Assembly of God in Cumberland.

Russ finished 12 under par with a score of 43. His effort included 12 birdies. It is the second time this season he won the weekly league competition.

Russ, 43, of Cumberland, and Scott Mallery, 53, of Mount Savage, trailed Frostburg resident David Warder, 31, and Cumberland’s Bill Shreve, 45, by one stroke after the first nine holes. From the longer tees on the back nine, Russ 7 under par 21, a season best during league play and equalling a practice round completed on the same course two days earlier. That was enough to leapfrog the field and take home a four-stroke victory. B.J. Lewis, of Frostburg, shot a 4-under back nine for second place with a final score of 47. Warder, Shreve, Mallery and Ethan Von Hagel, 19, of Cumberland, finished in a four-way tie for third (48).

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In this file photo, Nick Russ shows off the strength of his driving from white tee No. 4 on the back nine. It’s on the second half of the course where he catches those bold enough to be ahead of him.

Nic Davies, 25, of Mount Savage, finished tied with Brett Workman for seventh with a 51. Dan Beachy, 38, of Frostburg, placed ninth (53) while Keith Raynor, 45, of Vale Summit, placed 10th with a 54.

Week 10 featured all 10 competitors shooting rounds under par.

League play continues May 26 at Central. Registration begins at 5 p.m. with a 5:15 p.m. tee time. Play is open to the public. A club membership meeting is scheduled for June 2 following league play. The meeting will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

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