Gold Tip took the 2014 ASA season by storm, sweeping the Shooter of the Year titles in the Men’s Open Pro, Senior Pro and Women’s Pro divisions. The titles were determined at the recent Classic Championship, the last ASA event of the year, held in Cullman, AL on August 1-4. This was Levi Morgan’s 8th consecutive ASA Shooter of the Year title in the Men’s Open Pro Division, breaking the previous World Record of seven consecutive titles. Morgan placed fourth at the Classic with a final score of 476 and 20 Pro 12’s. Finishing off a great season, Gold Tip’s own Tim Gillingham placed third at the Classic, with 478 and 19 Pro 12’s, which gave him a second place finish in the race for ASA Shooter of the Year title. Both Morgan and Gillingham were shooting Gold Tip’s Triple X Pros and using Bee Stinger stabilizer systems.
“Only by the grace of God could I ever imagine winning Shooter of the Year for the 8th year in a row and breaking the old record,” said Gold Tip’s Levi Morgan “I’ve never felt a more satisfying feeling in this sport. I’m so thankful to be surrounded by the best people in the world: my family, my friends, incredible sponsors and supporting fans.”
Duane Price shot his way to victory at the Classic, with a final score of 482 and 17 Pro 12’s, which locked him in for the ASA Shooter of the Year Title in the Senior Pro Division. Price shot an incredible 22-up on the first day of competition at the Classic and never relinquished his lead for the remainder of the tournament. The dramatic performance was the key to Price surging ahead in the SOY race to claim the top spot. Price was shooting Gold Tip’s X-Cutter Pros and used a Bee Stinger stabilizer system.
Taking it down to the wire, Gold Tip’s, Sharon Carpenter, found the 12-ring with her last arrow of the final shoot off to place third at the Classic. It proved to be an important last shot, helping her to take home the Shooter of the Year Title in the Women’s Pro division by one point! Carpenter was using Bee Stinger’s Series 22 Pros.
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.
“Continually dominating tournament archery at this level of competition brings great satisfaction to Gold Tip, as a brand and as a company,” said Gold Tip Director of Sales, Mitch McKay. “From Pros to Amateurs, Gold Tip arrows have consistently out performed the competition.”
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