Bart Larson Wins ASA Classic ChampionshipAugust 9, 2012 - mziebell
The final tournament of the ASA season is the ASA Classic. The Classic was held Aug 3-5 in Cullman, Alabama. The Classic is not only the biggest ASA title of the year, it is also the last chance to move up in the Shooter of the Year standings. When the final winners were announced, Bart Larson won the championship in the Senior Pro class.
Bart Larson has been a tough competitor in the ASA for a long time. He moved from the Open Pro class a few years ago and he has had success in the Senior Pro class. Well, this past weekend, Larson added a major title to his credit. Larson made up a four point deficit in the Senior Pro shoot down and won the championship by one point. Larson had a final score of 467-14. Second place went to fellow Mathews shooter Scott Price with a score of 466-9. Richard Freeland finished in third place with a score of 458-8. Mathews finished with eight of the top ten finishers in the class. The rest of the top ten included: Burley Hall, 446-12, 4th place; Charles Blankenship, 398-10, 6th place; Joe Scaramell, 397-12, 8th place; Carl Adkins, 397-7, 9th place and Gary Rigney, 395-8 in 10th place.
In the Women’s Pro class, the top Mathews finisher was Alicia McHenry. McHenry was in third place entering the shoot down. She trailed the leader by 14 points. In the shoot down, McHenry made up all but two points and finished in second place. Her final score was 464-9. Mathews finished with seven of the top ten finishers in the class. The rest of the top ten included: Sherry Hott, 449-6, 4th place; Ginger Morehead, 446-5, 5th place; Jeanna Allbritain, 441-6, 6th place; Sharon Carpenter, 389-6, 7th place; Kailey Johnston, 388-7, 8th place and Andrea Nicholson, 385-7 in 10th place.
In the Open Pro class, Brandon Reyes was the top Mathews finisher. Reyes had a final score of 484-16 and finished in second place. Joseph Goza was third with a score of 475-15. Mathews finished with five of the top ten finishers in the class. The rest of the top ten included: Levi Morgan, 416-14, 7th place; Duane Price, 416-13, 8th place and Darrin Christenberry, 414-11 in 10th place.