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Gold Tip and Bee Stinger Pro Tommy Gomez Wins First ASA Event of 2017
Gold Tip and Bee Stinger Continue to Dominate Competitive Archery

AMERICAN FORK, Utah –   Gold Tip and Bee Stinger pro shooter Tommy Gomez took home the first Archery Shooters Association (ASA) Pro/Am title of the season this past week in Foley, Alabama. In addition, Gold Tip and Bee Stinger continued their ASA tournament dominance. Shooters using Gold Tip shafts won 15 additional classes from Semi Pro and Senior Open to High School Boys and Middle School Girls.

ASA 3-D archery features competitive rounds shooting lifelike, three-dimensional animal targets made of foam. Gold Tip shooters ruled the event with Gomez winning the Open Pro Division and Gold Tip and Bee Stinger Pro Chance Beaubouef taking second in the new Known-Distance Pro Division (which had almost twice the competitors as the Open Pro Division). Gold Tip’s own Pro Staff manager, Tim Gillingham finished in the third spot with a great comeback in the Final Shootdown.

Both Gomez and Known Pro winner Jacob Marlow were shooting the incredible Bee Stinger Premier Plus stabilizers. 

“This is the proving grounds for the world’s best archery equipment,” Gomez said. “Gold Tip and Bee Stinger stood heads above the rest.”

ASA 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. In the new Known Open Pro Division, distances are marked.

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