Levi Morgan, Jesse Broadwater, Kailey Johnston among winners at 2016 Hoyt Pro/Am ASA event
The 2016 3D season kicked off last weekend with the ASA’s Hoyt Pro/Am in Foley, Ala. The course was packed all weekend long, with nearly 2,000 archers registered to compete. In the end, the tops of the pro-class leader boards featured many familiar names.
Levi Morgan – the 2015 ASA Shooter of the Year and IBO World Champion – crushed the Open Pro field with a score of 492, winning the class by 14 points. Tommy Gomez came in second, with Chance Beaubouef trailing him by just two points to take third.
The Open Pro class historically has been considered the pinnacle division at ASA events, but that appears to be changing. While that class featured 53 competitors, the Known 50 division had 112 registered archers – including a few very recognizable spot-target pros.
World-class spot archer Jesse Broadwater took the Known 50 class crown, followed by Michael Braden in second and Michael Fryfogle in third. Longtime Open Pro class competitor, Tim Gillingham, who has been very vocal about his preference for known-distance tournaments, shot in the Known 50 division at Foley. He finished 55th.
The Women’s Pro podium featured three of the best in the 3D game, with Kailey Johnston taking the top spot, followed by Sharon Carpenter in second and 2015 ASA Shooter of the Year Cara Kelly in third. Just four points separated those three women.
In the Senior Pro class, Allen Connor was tops, posting a total score of 484, He was followed in second place by Tony Tazza, and Art Brown took third.
Next up on the ASA circuit is the Easton Southwest Shootout, March 31-April 3, in Paris, Texas. Before that, however, IBO opens its outdoor season with the Winter National, March 11-13, in Park City, Kentucky.