Warder, Mallery earn ‘Iron Man’ titles in Week 5 WDL

Moore/Goodman 2nd, two-way tie for 3rd
Registration for March 4 tourney continues

* Registration open for Doubles Championship on March 4 (limited to about 12 teams)
* February glow round schedule set
* Allegany County Disc Golf Club on Facebook
* Results: Week 1 . Week 2 . Week 3 . Week 4 . Week 5 .
* 2023: A Look Ahead

CUMBERLAND — The last time the Allegany County Disc Golf Club tired an Iron Man Scratch Match format was Nov. 13, 2022. Then, Colby Mallery and David Warder faced a choice: Play it safe and take second place, or go for broke.

They went for it and lost, finishing in third place by only six points. On the last hole, Mallery had gone for the ace and lost — resulting in a bogey on the second consecutive basket, which trigged the loss of all 32 of his points.

This time around, Mallery and Warder left nothing to chance. Even a points reset for Warder after seven holes wasn’t enough to keep the pair from earning a dominant Week 5 Winter Doubles League win on Sunday at Central Assembly of God in Cumberland.

All 10 athletes in the field were randomly paired off in teams and played the Iron Man Scratch Match format, in which points were awarded for throwing for par or better, and points were dialed back to zero if a player bogeyed twice in a row. Players earned 10 points for an ace — there were none, but there were a couple of close calls — five points for an eagle, three points for a birdie and one point for saving par.

Play included the traditional nine holes from both the short and long tees. However, the normal par 55 was modified to a 53, as the par for baskets on Nos. 7 and 8 from the short tees were changed to two. Also, short No. 7 was made an island hole in an attempt to try out the concept for the tournament on March 4.

Mallery, 19, of Mount Savage, and Warder, 32, of Frostburg, earned a 10-point win in the five-team field. The pair finished with 49 points — including 30 from Mallery. Rezin Moore, 15, of Monroe, Ga., and Jay Goodman, 20, of Frostburg, earned a second-place finish with 39 points. There was a tie for third, as Tim Farris, 26, of Wiley Ford, W.Va., and Kevin Spradlin, 43, of Frostburg, and the duo of Ethan von Hagel, 20, of Cumberland, and Noah Davis, 8, of Frostburg, each finished with 28 points. Rounding out the field was Shania Farris, 26, of Wiley Ford, and Noah Spradlin, 23, of Frostburg. Davis, as the only Youth Division player, threw from the short tees for all 18 baskets with a modified par 68.

Davis and Kevin Spradlin tied for the lead in a category no one wanted to win: the number of resets. Davis lost a combined five points, while Spradlin lost a total of 11 points. Shania Farris had one reset, losing six points, while teammate Noah Spradlin lost 13 points in his only instance of consecutive bogeys. Warder lost 12 points after the seventh basket. Five players successfully navigated the compressed standards — Mallery, Farris, von Hagel, Moore and Goodman.

For Mallery, the win leapfrogs him into first place overall Winter Doubles League standings (see below). He has a solid lead on the second-place Advanced Division player. Next week is double points week at The Glades at Meshach Run in Accident. Players will earn whatever points they earn, then their points earned in Week 6 will automatically doubled. Mallery’s participation in Week 6 could wrap up the Advanced Division series for him — and a free berth into the Allegany County Disc Golf Doubles Championship event on March 4.

Tim Farris, meanwhile, holds a four-point lead over Kevin Spradlin in the Rec Division. More importantly, Farris lead is 10 points over Keith Raynor and Noah Spradlin; Kevin Spradlin’s finish doesn’t matter necessarily as he won the Rec Division in Fall Doubles League.

Week 5 notes

* Seven players threw a 56 or better, which is one off the par 55 on the traditional 18-hole layout. Jay Goodman’s 56,  Noah Spradlin’s 55, Rezin Moore’s 53 and Tim Farris’s 48 all were personal bests (if we’ve missed any, please let us know).

* The January Player of the Month award will be announced this week.

* No ace again; the ace pot is now up to $126.

* Next glow round is set for a 6 p.m. tee time at Mile Lane Disc Golf in Mount Savage on Friday, Feb. 3.

* Tim Farris won CTP on short No. 1. He won the paid version of the Frisbee flip app (possibly to be used in league rounds).

* Thirty-one (31) different players have now completed at least one round in nine weeks of FDL and five weeks of WDL. That compares favorably to the 2021-22 season, during which 23 different players competed over 18 weeks of a combined Fall/Winter Doubles League.

* Week 6 of Winter Doubles League returns to The Glades at Meshach Run in Accident. Tee time is 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5. It’s double points week!

Noah Davis, 8, of Frostburg, makes the putt on No. 5.

Ethan von Hagel, of Cumberland, makes the putt on No. 8 for the birdie.

Rezin Moore, 15, of Monroe, Ga., is in his x-step approaching short No. 2.

Results of Week 5 of Winter Doubles League. Note the points for the front 9 and back 9 don’t add up in the total, necessarily, as a player might have had one or more instances of consecutive bogeys.

Winter Doubles League points standings after Week 5.

Filed in: Latest Headlines, Outdoors, Sports

You might like:

Miller takes Turkey Day title with 10 birdies Miller takes Turkey Day title with 10 birdies
Von Hagel rolls to singles win Von Hagel rolls to singles win
Throw-ins help Shreve, Mallery forge FDL Week 3 tie with Warder, Spradlin Throw-ins help Shreve, Mallery forge FDL Week 3 tie with Warder, Spradlin
E. Padovini wins Player of the Month (again) for October E. Padovini wins Player of the Month (again) for October
© 9226 AlleganyPlayground.com. All rights reserved. XHTML / CSS Valid.