California Archer Sets US Record At Yankton Tournament
History has been made in Yankton, as a 21-year-old archer from California became the first female archer to finish with the highest score in any National Field Archery Association tournament.
Paige Gore recorded a two-day score of 1418 at the third annual Outdoor National Target Championships, which finished Sunday afternoon. The top male shot a 1412 over the two days.
Gore credited her achievement to a change in her mindset. She says she stopped thinking about her competitors and started focusing on how to beat her own scores.
Gore recorded a score of 890 out of a possible 900 on Saturday, followed by a round of 528 out of a possible 600 on Sunday.
Only one other woman competed in Gore’s division this weekend.