Team von Hagel-Wolodkin completes comeback, earns FDL Week 2 win

C. Mallery, J. Spradlin take 2nd
Glow round set for 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at Hoffman Park DGC (free to play)

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* Results: Week 1 . Week 2.

MOUNT SAVAGE — With only a few holes remaining in regulation, it was announced to the field of eight players that any ties for first place would be broken in through a tiebreaker in the form of one or more playoff holes.

Ethan von Hagel and Sam Wolodkin figured this: Don’t bother.

The two players — ranked 10th and 12th, respectively, in the Allegany County Disc Golf Club’s Men’s Advanced Division — were tied with Bill Shreve and Kevin Spradlin for second after 12 of 18 holes from the long tees had been completed in Week 2 of the club’s Fall Doubles League on Sunday at Mile Lane Disc Golf Course in Mount Savage. Both teams had notched 33 strokes on the scorecard, while Colby Mallery and Josiah Spradlin led the field with a 32. Scott Mallery and Noah Spradlin, meanwhile, were in fourth with a 34.

Ethan von Hagel for the loooonnnnggg putt on No. 12.

Two groups of two teams each came together for the final six baskets — Nos. 13-18 — and the rest of the group mostly stayed out of, or successfully worked their way out of, trouble, Colby Mallery and Josiah Spradlin found it.

Mallery, 19, of Mount Savage, and Spradlin, 14, of Frostburg, increased their lead to two strokes with a birdie on No. 14, then bogeyed No. 15 to give a stroke back to the field. Von Hagel, 21, of LaVale, and Wolodkin, 21, of Frostburg, birdied Nos. 16 and 17 while Mallery and Spradlin managed par. The two-stroke swing put the young men atop the leader board by a stroke heading into the final, 220-foot hole.

The format was best shot, with the catch that players on each team were limited to two consecutive drives. On No. 18, then, Team Mallery-Spradlin had used two straight drives from Spradlin. It was all Mallery — which is a pretty good bet. His drive sailed long, though, and both players missed the putt from outside Circle 1. With the pressure off, Wolodkin and von Hagel laid up to save par and seal the win.

Von Hagel and Wolodkin finished eight under par 50. Mallery and Spradlin took second with a 51, while Team Shreve-Spradlin tied for third with Team S. Mallery-N. Spradlin with 52 apiece.

Von Hagel and Wolodkin teamed up for a bogey-free round and tallied eight birdies in the process. Colby Mallery and Josiah Spradlin also had eight birdies along with their lone bogey on No. 15. Team Shreve-Spradlin logged one bogey, five birdies and an eagle on No. 7 while Scott Mallery and Noah Spradlin finished with six birdies, an eagle (No. 7) and two bogeys.

On paper, von Hagel and Wolodkin actually had the highest-rated team despite playing from behind for most of the round. Bill Shreve (ranked seventh in Men’s Advanced Division) and Kevin Spradlin 21st) were second, followed by Scott Mallery (sixth in Men’s Advanced Division) and Noah Spradlin (12th in Men’s Rec Division), then Colby Mallery (fifth in Men’s Advanced Division) and Josiah Spradlin (second in Boys’ Advanced Division).

Players were randomly paired using an app.


After the round of 18, players gathered at the No. 7 short tee pad to throw for CTP. Bill Shreve won, and chose a $5 gift certificate to the Mile Lane Disc Golf retail store.

It should be noted that when the club conducts CTP contests outside the parameters of a regular club round — that is, after the round is completed — the ace pot is not in play for CTP contests. Sorry folks, no double dipping.

Ace pot

No ace was thrown today. To be clear, an ace must be thrown during the round (including any playoff holes). The ace pot is now $185.

Both Josiah Spradlin (pictured) and teammate Colby Mallery missed this long birdie putt on No. 18 that could have forced playoff disc golf in Week 2 of Fall Doubles League.


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