Warder ekes out one-stroke victory

Beachy, Russ, Shreve settle for second
7 of 14 tie or beat season league best

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CUMBERLAND — Frostburg resident David Warder topped the field of 14 to earn a Western Maryland Disc Golf league victory in Week 8 of league play on Thursday at Central Assembly of God Course in Cumberland. 

Warder finished 10 strokes under the par 55 course with a score of 45, including 10 birdies, to regain the No. 1 tag in the league. 

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David Warder drives into the sun on No. 13 during a Fall/Winter Doubles League round of disc golf.

Three players — Bill Shreve, of Cumberland, Dan Beachy, of Frostburg, and Nick Russ, of Cumberland — were all tied at 6 under par after the front nine while Warder was one stroke back.

On the back nine, Warder shot a 5 under 23 while Shreve, Beachy, and Russ each threw a 25, allowing Warder to take the come-from-behind victory.

Shreve threw an ace — a hole in one — from 246 feet on the No. 7 basket from the white (long) tee. The ace was the second recorded in league play this season, which began in mid-March, and was Shreve’s second at Central. Shreve connected for an ace from red No. 7 during Fall/Winter Doubles League play on Dec. 5, 2021.

Luke Spradlin-Vogelsang, 8, of Frostburg, became the youngest person to become a member of Western Maryland Disc Golf.

Spradlin-Vogelsang was one of seven players to tie or beat a season best on Thursday night. He threw a personal-best round of 86, three strokes lower than his previous best of 89, which was thrown as a non-league member. Others in that special seven included Beachy (46), Russ (46), Shreve (46), Scott Mallery (50), Sam Wolodkin (54) and Kevin Spradlin (57). 

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Bill Shreve, shown here on the No. 8 red tee over the winter, threw an ace from No. 7 white tee, 246 feet from tee to basket.

League play continues May 12 at the Cumberland course. Registration begins at 5 p.m., with a 5:15 p.m. tee time. Play is open to the public and league membership is not required to play. For more information, visit the Western Maryland Disc Golf page on Facebook or call or text 301-697-7925.

Weekly statistics provided by Western Maryland Disc Golf.

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