Third time’s the charm for Warder, Mallery

Spradlin pair earns Rec Division win

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MOUNT SAVAGE — A month ago, Colby Mallery and David Warder teamed up at Mile Lane Disc Golf Course and finished third. Last week, the two names came up consecutively as teams were drawn and they fell short again, losing by a single stroke in a one-hole playoff.

This time, they didn’t leave anything to chance.

Mallery, 19, of Mount Savage, and Warder, 32, of Frostburg, increased their three-stroke lead at the midway point en route to an Advanced Division victory on Sunday during Week 8 of the Allegany County Disc Golf Club’s Fall Doubles League at Mile Lane Disc Golf Course in Mount Savage. The field enjoyed unseasonable warm temps of about 40 degrees and an overcast sky.

The season concludes with Week 9 on Dec. 18 with a 2 p.m. tee time at Central in Cumberland. After a week off, Winter Doubles League begins Jan. 1 at The Glades at Meshach Run in Accident.

Mallery and Warder finished 13 under par with a score of 47 in a best shot format. Teams were limited to two consecutive drives per player. Scott Mallery, 54, of Mount Savage, played Cali style and finished second with a 51. Cumberland residents Bill Shreve, 46, and Ethan von Hagel, 20, finished third with a 53.

Team Warder-Mallery threw birdies on seven of the first nine baskets. They threw for an eagle on No. 8 — their 10th basket — and added another four birdies on the back nine. Team Shreve-von Hagel, meanwhile, finished with six birdies and an eagle. Throwing Cali-style, Scott Mallery managed eight birdies and an eagle.

Within each division, players each put a mini in a box, then Noah Davis drew one mini until all four teams were complete.

The win helped the younger Mallery cut into Shreve’s lead in the Fall Doubles League Advanced Division standings (full chart below). Shreve now holds a five-point lead on first place heading into the final week of Fall Doubles League. The scores will reset to zero beginning with Week 1 of Winter Doubles League on Jan. 1. Winners of each division are offered a free entry into the Allegany County Disc Golf Doubles Championship tournament on Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Rec Division

The father-son duo of  Kevin Spradlin, 43, and Noah Spradlin, 23, made the most of the younger Spradlin’s drives and the older guy’s putts in a convincing Rec Division victory. The two Frostburg men finished with two eagles — on Nos. 8 and 15 — and six birdies.

The pair beat out newcomer Jay Goodman, 20, of Frostburg, and Josiah Spradlin, 13, of Frostburg. Goodman and Spradlin threw even par on the front nine and trailed by four strokes. Team Spradlin-Spradlin gained three more strokes on the first two baskets on the back nine to finish five under par with a 55. It was Goodman’s first time on the course, and, entering Sunday, the younger Spradlin had played only one round of disc golf in the past seven weeks, and the two tallied a three over par 60.

Youth Division

Noah Davis, 8 used the hour available to play disc golf to maximum efficienty. The 8-year-old from Frostburg had time to throw the first nine baskets from the short tees. It took 36 strokes on the Youth Division-adjusted par 37. It’s the first time Davis has played nine baskets and finished under par.

Simply by showing up to play, Davis earned his six participation points and leap-frogged Luke Spradlin-Vogelsang for first place in the Youth Division over eight weeks with one week to play. Both players have competed in six of the first eight weeks.

Week 8 notes

* Scott Mallery won CTP on No. 18 and picked up a gift certificate to the Mile Lane Disc Golf retail store.

* No ace today, so the ace pot now stands at $82.

* Colby Mallery, the club’s Player of the Month for November, has chosen the format for Week 9 at Central. Players will begin the round with a single disc (player’s choice). Each player has a chance to “earn” a second (and third, fourth, etc.) disc with each birdie. A player will lose a disc with each bogey. Par is neutral.

* The Fall Doubles League season concludes with Week 9 on Sunday, Dec. 18 at Central Assembly of God in Cumberland. Tee time is 2 p.m. Play is open to the public.

Jay Goodman, 20, of Frostburg, toes the tee pad on No. 7.

Josiah “Santa” Spradlin goes for the putt on No. 17.

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