S. Farris, J. Spradlin cruise to victories in SFL Week 3

Raynor earns Men’s Rec Division win; C. Mallery sets course record
Week 4 set for The Glades at Meshach Run

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* Week 4: July 14 – July 17 at The Glades at Meshach Run
* Summer Youth League continues July 4, July 11 and July 18
* Scroll down for a few photos from Week 3 SFL, plus full results and division standings
* Summer Flex League rules, schedule and more

MOUNT SAVAGE — Keith Raynor posted his best round with the Allegany County Disc Golf Club in recent memory to capture the top spot in the Men’s Recreation Division during Week 3 of Summer Flex League action at Mile Lane Disc Golf in Mount Savage.

Raynor, 47, of Vale Summit, was one of 15 players who participated in the Saturday Morning Tag League round. Eleven of those players posted or tied their best mark during SMTL to earn the bonus point for the week. Raynor finished with 10 birdies plus an ace — his first for the club — from the No. 3 short tee to finish with a 10 under par 64. Kevin Spradlin, 44, of Frostburg, placed second with a 66 while Richard Smith, 60, of Hagerstown, posted his first Summer Flex League score and finished third with a 69. Tim Farris, 27, of Wiley Ford, W.Va., was four under (70) while Tim Lick, 33, of Cumberland, and Brian Padovini, 42, of Frostburg, rounded out the top five spots as each player carded a 72.

Shania Farris on the No. 12 long tee during a round on Monday evening. Her score of 64 was from the 24 short tees.

Raynor entered Week 3 play four points second place in the division standings. His performance cut that gap in half. Spradlin jumped into the top spot with 18 points, followed by Farris (17) and Raynor (15). Noah Spradlin, 23, of Frostburg, hung on to fourth place while Rick Perkins, 60, of Cumberland, finishes the week in fifth with seven points. Perkins recorded his first ace of his young disc golf life with a hole-in-one from the short tee on No. 10.

The field played the 24-hole tournament layout, including 12 baskets from the short tees and 12 from the long tees (par 74). Fifteen players competed in Week 5 of SMTL on Saturday, and the efforts of 11 of those 15 players earned the SMTL bonus point for Week 3 of Summer Flex League competition.

Twenty-three players completed a flex league round this week, which ranks second in SFL history (behind only the mark of 25 players set last week).

Farris cruises in Women’s Division

Shania Farris, 26, of Wiley Ford, cruised to a Women’s Division win for the third consecutive week while playing 24 holes from the short tees (par 72).

Farris posted a 10 under par 64, while runner-up Stephanie Spradlin, 43, of Frostburg, needed 79 strokes — three fewer than her previous best of 82 set last month. Krystal Mallery, 40, of Mount Savage, earned a podium finish with 87 strokes. Mallery posted a fantastic front 12 (41), including her only birdie nestled within a string of seven par saves.

Courtney Yaeger, 21, of Frostburg, completed her first round with the club and finished in fourth (90). She managed par on 12 of 24 holes (50 percent) and eight bogeys, indicating she could contend for a spot in the top three with continued play.

Farris has dominated the Women’s Division thus far; her average margin of victory through three weeks is 13.67 strokes.

How to earn points during the Summer Flex League: 5 points for a win (within your division), 4 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd, 2 points for 4th, 1 point for 5th, and 1 point for participation. Further, players can each one additional point each of the six weeks that SFL is played in conjunction with Saturday Morning Tag League if the player ties or throws their best

Men’s Advanced Division

Colby Mallery, 20, of Frostburg, obliterated the 13-month-old course record by posting a 20 under par 54. What’s more impressive is that he did so with 14 onlookers during the SMTL round. His score bettered the previous course record of 59 set by David Warder in June 2022 by five strokes.

Sam Wolodkin, 21, of Frostburg, finished in second for the third straight week — missing out on a share of first place by a total of five strokes. Wolodkin played a final flex league round on Monday evening and carded a 58.

Scott Mallery, 55, of Mount Savage, finished in third with a 61. Both he and Wolodkin played at least one additional round over the weekend beyond their SMTL performances and the second effort worked out well for both players. Wolodkin threw a 69 on Saturday morning and Mallery threw a 71; both improved by double digits and moved up the division standings for the week.

Ethan von Hagel, 20, of Cumberland, placed fourth with a 63 while Bill Shreve, 47, of Cumberland, rounded out the top five with a 66.

Colby Mallery maintains his grip on the division standings through three weeks, holding a two-point lead over Wolodkin. Scott Mallery and von Hagel are tied for third with 11 points while Shreve sits in fifth with 10 points.

Boys’ Youth Division

Josiah Spradlin, 13, of Frostburg, worked his way to a third consecutive win. Division competitors were permitted to play all 24 baskets from the short tees. Spradlin elected to play 12 short and 12 short like the big boys and still left the course with a three-stroke win. Spradlin shaved five strokes off his previous best of 84 (set Aug. 29, 2022) on the layout.

Spradlin finished with a five over par 79 on the par 74 layout. Behind Spradlin are four younger and/or lesser experienced players from Frostburg: Luke Spradlin-Vogelsang, 10 (82), Evan Padovini, 11 (83), Liam Hutter, 12 (99) and John Youngblood, 13 (107). Spradlin-Vogelsang’s mark was a 22-stroke improvement over his previous best on the course; he threw a 104 on Oct. 23, 2022.

Spradlin-Vogelsang is the youngest is of the group while Padovini, Hutter and Youngblood each threw a plastic disc for the first time in mid-May during the club’s six days of gym classes at Mount Savage Middle School. The two Spradlin boys, meanwhile, have been playing at least semi-regularly since August 2021.

Josiah Spradlin maintained his hold on first place in the division standings after three weeks with 18 points. Spradlin-Vogelsang moved into a tie with Padovini for second with 14 points. Hutter is in fourth (6), followed by Youngblood (4) and Ayden Hollingsworth, 10, of Frostburg (1).

Bill Shreve on the No. 1 tee on Monday night.

Scott Mallery improved by 10 strokes during a round with perfect weather on Monday evening.

Shania Farris on the No. 12 long tee during a round on Monday evening. Her score of 64 was from the 24 short tees.

Evan Padovini, 11, of Frostburg, marked his first score from the 24 short tees.

Luke Spradlin-Vogelsang, 10, chopped 22 strokes off his previous best of 104 from the 24 short tees.

Week 3 results of Summer Flex League action at Mile Lane Disc Golf in Mount Savage.

Updated Summer Flex League division standings after Week 3 competition.

 

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