Shreve takes 2nd annual Ace Race title

Trio of youngsters win one-disc competition

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MOUNT SAVAGE — There was a consensus that, with a sunny afternoon, a temperature near 50 degrees and a wind less than half the 18 mph of the day before, that the weather for the 2nd annual Ace Race at Mile Lane Disc Golf in Mount Savage was, in a word, perfect.

Only one of the 14 players in the field, though, offered a performance good enough to meet Mother Nature’s standard.

Bill Shreve, 46, of Cumberland, beat the field by throwing the only ace on the afternoon.

Bill Shreve’s ace on the elevated basket was the only hole-in-one during the 2nd annual Ace Race on Sunday at Mile Lane Disc Golf in Mount Savage.

Event director Scott Mallery made changes from last year’s event, in which only one player — himself — threw an ace out of 324 throws from nine players. This time, Mallery moved in the tees to approximately 100 feet from each of 14 baskets. Players had a total of 392 chances to throw an ace (five points), hit the chains (three points) or hit anything metal on the basket (one point). While the changes might not have resulted in a higher number of aces from last year to this year, half the field managed to hit metal at least once.

Shreve led the field with six points, followed by Mallery, 54, of Mount Savage, with three points. West Virginia residents Zach Williams and Derrick Ames tied with Luke Spradlin-Vogelsang, 9, of Frostburg, for third place with two metal hits each. Ethan Shreve, 18, of Cumberland, and Sam Wolodkin, 20, of Frostburg, rounded out the scoring field, earning a two-way tie for sixth place with one point apiece.

In the one-disc challenge from the 12 short tees (from the modified Ace Race tees for the 10-and-under players), Colby Mallery, 19, of Mount Savage, crushed the competition in the Advanced Division with an eight under par 28 by using a Dynamic Discs Judge putter. Williams (with an MVP Envy) and Scott Mallery (with an MVP Glitch) tied for second with a 31, while Bill Shreve was fourth with a 34 using an Echo. Wolodkin (Luna) and Ethan von Hagel, 20, of Cumberland, tied for fifth (35 apiece) while Ames (Envy) rounded out the Advanced Division with a 38.

Ethan Shreve’s Mako 3 led to a one par 35 and victory in the Recreation Division. The field’s only female, Kimberly Ebbert, of Frostburg, was one over par with a 37 (with a Roc 3). On separate cards, Frostburg residents Kevin Spradlin, 43, and Noah Spradlin, 23, tied for third (38) while Shannon Fife, of Frostburg, finished out the division with a 47. It was the first time playing a scored round on the course for both Ebbert and Fife.

In the Youth (10-and-under) Division, Spradlin-Vogelsang used his MVP Nomad putter for a close win over soccer teammate Noah Davis, 8, of Frostburg, who used his MVP glow Pilot. Spradlin-Vogelsang finished with a 35 to a 39 for Davis.

Kimberly Ebbert drives towards the roadside basket.

Volunteers on the course included Krystal Mallery, Amy Davis, Addy Dayton and Stephanie Spradlin.

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