Paige Pearce shot a perfect score of 900 points at The Vegas Shoot to become only the sixth woman in history to have achieved a maximum at the tournament.
“I’m so excited! I was pretty stressed coming into the day and then, as every end went by, the pressure built and built, so it’s such a relief to be done and have pulled it out,” said Paige.
The 73X perfect round put her at the top of the Compound Female Championship division and secured the 24-year-old $10,000 in prize money.
“It’s the hardest thing I have ever done, and I’ve shot a lot of different formats, so I think for me to say that probably carries some weight. Those [last three arrows] were the hardest three arrows of my life,” added Paige.
The women’s 900 club now has six members.
Mary Hamm was the first to hit the perfect score in 2004. Sarah Lance, Tanja Jensen, Sara Lopez and So Chaewon have also shot clean Vegas rounds.
Lopez and So disputed the first-ever shoot-off between archers on 900 points in the female championship category in 2019.
The shoot-off this year will be for second and third.
It will, though, feature Lopez again. She finished on 899 points and was tied with Linda Ochoa-Anderson.
A total of $33,000 in prize money will be distributed among the top 25 finishers in the Compound Female Championship division at this tournament. There is a bonus for current NFAA professional members.