Gold Tip Pro, Sharon Carpenter, a rising force on the women’s Pro circuit took home her first ASA win of the season at the recent event, in Paris, TX, held April 24-26. Carpenter took control early, and led the pack after round one, shooting a 202. She held the lead through the second round and into the final shoot-off where she claimed the win with a final score of 455. Carpenter was shooting Gold Tip Ultralight Pro 600 shafts. At the ASA outdoor 3-D event, Pro Division contestants shoot two rounds of twenty targets from unmarked distances that vary in distance up to 50 yards. The five highest scores from the first two rounds qualify for the shoot-off to decide the winner.
Gold Tip was well represented in the Men’s Open Pro Division, with six of the top ten Pros shooting Gold Tip arrows. Of those, three of the top five that went on to shoot in the Pro Pressure Shootdown were also shooting Gold Tip. Tim Gillingham, Gold Tip Pro Staff Director, experienced the “comeback” story of the weekend, shooting a 202 on his opening round, which included a clean miss on one target. Gillingham shot his way back to third place after round two, which put him in the final Shootdown, where he claimed second place. Gillingham was shooting Gold Tip Triple X Pros and Bee Stinger stabilizer systems. Gold Tip Shooters, Justin Bethel and Joseph Goza finished third and fifth respectively. Both Bethel and Goza were shooting Ultralight Pro X-cutters.
The Senior Men’s Pro Division was a complete Gold Tip takedown, with four of the top five archers shooting Gold Tip arrows. Carl Adkin walked away with the win, shooting Gold Tip X-cutters. Colin Booth and Art Brown took second and third, respectively. Booth was shooting X-cutters, while Brown shot the Series 22 Ultralights.
“Despite the windy conditions the Gold Tip arrows were flying straight and our shooters found resounding success in all categories, “ said Mitch McKay, Gold Tip Sales Director. “Bee Stinger Stabilizers were another key component to the success many had as they fought through the tough conditions.”
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