Team Padovini-Hutter wins doubles in SYL Week 4 contest

J. Spradlin earns top score in singles play
Week 5 league finale set for July 18

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FROSTBURG — The game of disc golf offers opportunity for risk, reward and redemption.

Some players, though, focus mostly on the opportunity simply to play the game.

Liam Hutter works on a smooth, straight delivery of his sidearm drive on No. 2.

Nine athletes aged 8 to 44 gathered Tuesday night for Week 4 of the Allegany County Disc Golf Club’s Summer Youth League at Hoffman Park Disc Golf Course in Frostburg. Eight of the athletes were paired up for 18 holes of doubles competition. Seven of the players stuck around for nine baskets of singles play.

Frostburg residents and teammates Evan Padovini, 11, and Liam Hutter, 12, broke a tie with a bogey on No. 13 en route to a two-stroke win. Team Padovini-Hutter finished with a 64 while Brian Padovini, 42, of Frostburg, and Alex Bosworth, 12, of Frostburg, placed second with a 66. It was Bosworth’s first time throwing discs in an organized round and, with the completion of 18 holes, becomes the newest lifetime club member at no cost.

Josiah Spradlin, 13, of Frostburg, and Wyatt Twigg, 8, of Wiley Ford, W.Va., team up to place third with a 70. Another pair of Frostburg boys, Luke Spradlin-Vogelsang, 10, and John Youngblood, 13, rounded out the four-team field with a 73.

Team Padovini-Hutter carded three birdies in the win and managed par another four times. Team Padovini-Bosworth, meanwhile, threw for three birdies and saved par another five times.

In singles play, Josiah Spradlin threw the only birdie among Youth Division players to finish one over par (28), earning a three-stroke victory over Evan Padovini (31). Luke Spradlin-Vogelsang (32) placed a close third, while Liam Hutter (40) and John Youngblood (46) rounded out the five-player field. Spradlin’s birdie came on No. 5 — at 223 feet, the longest hole on the nine-basket course. From the tee, Spradlin’s MVP Octane driver landed only a few feet from the pin, setting up an easy birdie putt.

In the Adult Division, Brian Padovini outlasted Kevin Spradlin in a two-hole playoff. Tied at 26 after nine baskets, the two played from the No. 3 tee to the No. 4 basket. Both players needed four strokes to get the job done. The two then accepted the challenge of throwing from the No. 5 tee to the No. 6 basket. Both struggled initially off the tee pad, but Padovini got back on track quicker than Spradlin. He was able to lay up on his fifth stroke to the basket and tap in the putt on the sixth. Spradlin didn’t bother with his seventh throw roughly 15 feet from the pin.

Josiah Spradlin, 13, sinks the tap-in putt to become first in his family to throw for birdie on No. 5 which, at 223 feet, is the longest at Hoffman Park DGC.

Wyatt Twigg, 8, makes the chains sing on a putt to the No. 3 basket.

Alex Bosworth makes the putt to save par on No. 16 during Week 4 of Summer Youth League action on Tuesday night at Hoffman Park Disc Golf Course in Frostburg.


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