Hopkins, Curry, Jones & McHenry Win ASA World Championship

Hopkins, Curry, Jones & McHenry Win ASA World Championship

August 28, 2002 - Joel

The final shoot of the season was held August 23 – 25 in Anniston, Georgia. This shoot is the ASA World Championship. The shooters have been waiting all year for this and they did not disappoint. When the final score was added, Jeff Hopkins, Gene Curry, Randall Jones and Alicia McHenry all won ASA World Titles.

There is the old saying that there are only two things that are for sure, death and taxes. Well, maybe there is a third thing that should be added to this saying. Maybe it should say, there are only three things that are for sure, death, taxes and Jeff Hopkins winning the ASA World Championship. This year was no exception. The title went down to the very last arrow and Jeff Hopkins once again walked away with yet another ASA World Championship. Hopkins score of 484 points was one point better then second place. Allen Conner, who suffered a motorcycle accident earlier this season turned in a score of 475 points to finish in third place. There were a total of seven Mathews shooters in the top ten. The rest of the top ten included: Justin Martin, 468 points, 4th place; Bob Eyler, 416 points, 6th place; Brian Jones, 414 points, 7th place and Colin Boothe and Richard Leftwich both shot a score of 412 points to tie for 10th place.

In the Limited Pro Class, Gene Curry captured his first win of the season, and what better time to do it. Curry turned in a score of 435 points to win the World Championship. Curry and teammate Larry Goza turned in the same score, but Curry had more twelve rings to take the top spot. Goza finished in second place and Reggie Puckett turned in a score of 434 points to finish in third. There were a total of nine Mathews shooters in the top ten. The rest of the top ten included: Joseph Goza, 428 points, 4th place; Charles Thomas, 428 points, 5th place; Charlie Owens, 373 points, 6th place; James Akins, 369 points, 7th place; Bryan Marcum, 367 points, 9th place and Rodney Huffman, 363 points in 10th place.

Coming off a strong second place finish in at the IBO World Championship, Randall Jones looked to be a strong contender for the ASA title. That is exactly what Jones did. Jones turned in a score f 468 points to get his third win of the season. Jones score was sixteen points higher then teammate Tom Crowe who finished in second place. Fellow Mathews shooter Roger Thibault turned in a score of 446 points to finish in third. There were a total of eight Mathews shooters on the top ten. The rest of the top ten consisted of: Dan Renner, 434 points, 5th place; George Dixon, 392 points, 6th place; Derry Null, 391 points, 7th place; Frank Rus, 390 points, 8th place and Larry Odell, 390 points in 9th place.

For the fourth time this year, Alicia McHenry claimed the top spot at a tournament. McHenry finished the season the same way she started it, with a win. Alicia turned in a score of 460 points to win the ASA World Championship. Ginger Morehead turned in a score of 448 points to finish in second place. Mathews shooters once again finished with all ten of the top spots. The rest of the top ten included: Linda Owen, 446 points, 3rd place; Connie Calloway, 445 points, 4th place; Jennie Richardson, 431 points, 5th place; Betsy Sennick, 382 points, 6th place; Kelly Ward, 380 points, 7th place; Jeanna Wallace, 379 points, 8th place; Susan Thompson, 376 points, 9th place and Sherry Foreman, 375 points in 10th place.

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