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Perfect Round Helps Propel Boothe

July 28, 2007 -- Greensboro, N.C. --

Blame it on opening-round jitters or blame it on the new look of the range, but the 48 shooters in the Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship struggled in the first round of competition Friday night. But Saturday was a new day at the Buckmasters Expo in Greensboro, N.C.

 

Three shooters, Colin Boothe, Sonny Hawthorne and Keith Brown, shot perfect rounds, proving to the standing-room-only crowd that the Top Bow course could be beat. Boothe, fresh off his win of the Birmingham qualifier a week earlier, led the field after two rounds as the top 40 shooters advanced to round three.

 

The good shooting continued into round three, including four more perfect scores courtesy of Tom Pruitt, Dale Howington, Mark Wages and Randy Barley.


But even a perfect round doesn't guarantee anything in the Buckmasters Top Bow Championship, as Wages and Brown failed to advance to round four, which takes only the top 16 archers. Some familiar faces failed to make the cut, some newcomers were able to advance, and some past champions proved they still have what it takes. Boothe's perfect score did help propel him to the top of the final 16 with a total of 521 points.

 

Shooting will start again Sunday morning at 10:15 a.m. when round 4 shooting will determine which eight shooters advance to the head-to-head rounds. The competition will continue until the 2007 Top Bow champion is crowned on Sunday evening.

 

Elsewhere at the Expo, a very large crowd braved rain showers to take in the sights and sounds of the show, including the free Buckmasters members-only concert with country music star Mark Chesnutt.

 

 

TOP BOW RESULTS (Through 3 Rounds)

 

Place, Name, Town, State, Rnd1, Rnd2, Rnd3 ... Total

 

1, Colin Boothe, Harrisonburg, La., 152, 207, 164 ... 523

2, Randy Barley, Brown Summit, N.C., 156, 176, 189 ... 521

3, Jackie Caudle, Gadsden, Ala., 128, 200, 168 ... 496

4, Jamie Patterson, Tallassee, Ala., 147, 200, 142 ... 489

5, Darren Collins, Galena, Kan., 131, 199, 156 ... 486

6, Sonny Hawthorne, Fosters, Ala., 124, 207, 144 ... 475

7, Lynn Morrison, Northport, Ala., 127, 158, 168 ... 453

8, Mark Herring Jr., Diamond, Ohio, 115, 184, 151 ... 450

9, Tom Pruitt, Stotts City, Mo., 128, 127, 189 ... 444

10, Skipper Booth, Northport, Ala., 152, 127, 161 ... 440

11, Dale Howington, Buford, Ga., 105, 146, 189 ... 440

12, Larry Goza, Crossville, Ala., 133, 179, 126 ... 438

13, Jesse Lane, Chatham, Va., 125, 176, 123 ... 424

14, Justin Martin, Enterprise, Ala., 122, 146, 156 ... 424

15, Joseph Goza, Henager, Ala., 143, 123, 156 ... 422

16, Ricky Joe Pearson, Berry, Ala., 112, 179, 130 ... 421

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17, Gene Goddard, West Liberty, Iowa, 99, 145, 172 ... 416

18, Bobby Hubbard, Talladega, Ala., 116, 179, 111 ... 406

19, Josh Deering, Maple City, Mich, 119, 104, 183 ... 406

20, Chris Berry, Sarcoxie, Mo., 118, 189, 84 ... 391

21, Mark Wages, Grand Forks, N.D., 99, 99, 189 ... 387

22, Randy Hendrix, Winston Salem, N.C., 90, 124, 171 ... 385

23, Clyde Huckeba, Oxford, Ala., 108, 151, 121 ... 380

24, Ted Turner III, Townsend, Ga., 112, 157, 108 ... 377

25, Keith Brown, Greensboro, N.C., 113, 207, 55 ... 375

26, Tommy Taylor, Verbena, Ala., 105, 160, 105 ... 370

27, Michael Ard, Northport, Ala., 147, 113, 110 ... 370

28, Jason Brickey, Saint Charles, Ark., 97, 139, 132 ... 368

29, Brian Cooper, Robertsdale, Ala., 128, 116, 109 ... 353

30, Jeremy Odom, Bay Minette, Ala., 101, 144, 106 ... 351

31, Dusty Bishop, Arden, N.C., 92, 123, 136 ... 351

32, Allen Conner, Attalla, Ala., 93, 147, 106 ... 346

33, Donald Bishop, Horseshoe, N.C., 120, 100, 110 ... 330

34, Robert Morrow, Hartselle, Ala., 118, 127, 72 ... 317

35, Terry Goza, Flat Rock, Ala., 77, 107, 132 ... 316

36, Crayton Taylor, Verbena, Ala., 62, 135, 115 ... 312

37, Keith Thomas, Boaz, Ala., 59, 123, 128 ... 310

38, Jamison Ward, Hubbardston, Mich., 81, 114, 95 ... 290

39, Tony W. Smith, Rainsville, Ala., 72, 122, 94 ... 288

40, Pete Davidson, Monroe, N.C., 76, 135, 44 ... 255

By Ken Piper

 

 

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