Week 2 WDL: First-half efforts stand for 1st, 3rd place finishes

C. Mallery, S. Farris earn the victory

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MOUNT SAVAGE — Colby Mallery and Shania Farris maintained their four-stroke lead over the front nine en route to a Winter Doubles League win on Sunday in Week 3 at Mile Lane Disc Golf Course in Mount Savage.

Noah Spradlin, the Allegany County Disc Golf Club’s Player of the Month for December, selected the format for the afternoon. He chose a combined score method in which each teammate plays as individuals over 18 holes, then adds their scores together for a total team score. Players were generally paired by the club rankings.

Noah Spradlin toes the No. 12 tee at Mile Lane Disc Golf Course in Mount Savage.

Mallery, 19, of Mount Savage, and Farris, 26, of Wiley Ford, W.Va., had their lead shrink to only two strokes after 12 baskets over Scott Mallery, 54, of Mount Savage, and Tim Farris, 26, of Wiley Ford, but the trailing team was unable to close the gap. It was the first time for both Farris family members to play at Mile Lane.

The race for third place was a little closer. Frostburg residents Kevin Spradlin, 43, and Luke Spradlin-Vogelsang, 9, held off Noah Spradlin, 23, of Frostburg, and Keith Raynor, 46, of Vale Summit. Team Spradlin led by three strokes after the front nine. Raynor and Spradlin cut into that lead by a stroke on No. 10, but Team Spradlin gained it back two baskets later.

Spradlin and Spradlin-Vogelsang opened up a four-stroke lead after No. 15, but the elder Spradlin ran into trouble on  No. 16. His bogey helped Spradlin and Raynor cut the deficit to three strokes. On No. 18, both Spradlin and Raynor threw for par while both members of the other team bogeyed. It was one stroke shy, however, of forging a tie for third place.

Spradlin-Vogelsang finished with a 68, two strokes better at Mile Lane from the 18 short tees than his previous best of 70, which was recorded during a glow round on Dec. 27, 2022. Noah Spradlin bettered his PR by one stroke, going from a 70 on July 16, 2022, to a 69 on Sunday.

Week 2 notes

* Noah Spradlin won CTP on No. 14. He has not yet selected his prize.

* No ace in Week 2; the ace pot is now at $106.

* WDL continues with Week 3 at Central on Sunday, Jan. 15. Tee time is 2 p.m.

* Fisher Cup competition for Month 1 at Ditto remains open through Jan 31.

* The club is entertaining the idea of developing a handicap system, in which it would hopefully decrease or eliminate the “penalty” more experienced players have when being paired with newer players. Using the system in ball golf was one idea. Another idea was simply using a “stroke” system based on a player’s average. While it would not be course-specific, the handicap could be changed as needed in order to level out the playing field.

Week 2 WDL results

Week 2 WDL results

Winter Doubles League standings after Week 2.

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