Marshall moves to 2-0 in Fall Youth League

S. Vogtman throws even splits to lead Girls’ Division

Previous results: Week 1 .

MOUNT SAVAGE —Turns out this disc golf thing might not be so difficult after all. Just ask Marshall Vogtman.

Vogtman improved to 2-0 in the Allegany County Disc Golf Club’s Fall Youth League, earning a three-stroke win in Week 2 on Friday evening at Mile Lane Disc Golf in Mount Savage.

Vogtman, 13, of Frostburg, was the only player in the seven-player field — of any age, and across three divisions — to throw better in the second half of play than the first. Vogtman finished with a two under par 34 over 12 baskets.It was only his second time playing a scored round on a disc golf course, and it proved to be his first time throwing under par. Vogtman threw for five birdies (41.6 percent) and managed to card par a third of the time.

Play was suspended two-thirds of the way through the planned 18-hole circuit from the short tee pads due to a series of thunderstorms blanketing the area. The first card finished 12 holes before the rain began, while players on the second card had to wait out a storm for about 20 minutes before completing the final two baskets in a light rain.

Marshall Vogtman on the No. 11 tee headed to the black basket.

Noah Davis, 10, of Frostburg, placed second with a one over par 37. His second-place effort included two birdies and saving par seven times. Youth soccer friend Tarik Vogtman, one day shy of turning 10, rounded out the podium finishers in the Boys’ Division with a 43. The Frostburg youth threw for par six times (50 percent) on 12 baskets. Luke Spradlin-Vogelsang, 10, of Frostburg, took fourth (45), finishing with a birdie and saving par a third of the time. Gary Schultz Jr., 10, of Frostburg, placed fifth with a 48. Schultz threw for par four times (33.3 percent) as he returned to a disc golf course after a months-long hiatus.

Shenna Vogtman, 15, of Frostburg, was the only other player — aside from little brother Marshall — to throw even splits or better over the back six from the front six. Shenna Vogtman threw even splits of 23 and 23, carding her first birdie — on the island hole at No. 3 — and saving par twice. Shenna improved to 2-0 in the Girls’ Division and lowered her strokes-per-hole average from 4.77 in Week 1 to 3.83 in Week 2.

Kevin Spradlin, 44, of Frostburg, endured a disappointing a three over par 37 over 12 baskets in the Men’s Rec Division. Birdies were difficult to come by — he managed only one — but saved par nine times along with two bogeys.

Week 3 of Fall Youth League is set for a 5 p.m. tee time on Friday, Sept. 15 at Hoffman Park Disc Golf Course in Frostburg. Play is free and open to the public. Adults (even those without kids) are encouraged to play as well (and are scored separately).

The club would like to thank course owner and Mile Lane Disc Golf director Scott Mallery for volunteering to assist facilitating the round. 

Noah Davis on the No. 12 tee.



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