It's a third-straight silver for Casey Kaufhold.
The 14-year-old finished second at the 2019 Lancaster Archery Classic, losing the gold medal match by just four points to Gabriela Bayardo in the women's recurve division on Sunday. The 118-114 loss marks the third silver medal for Kaufhold at the Classic, having lost to Mackenzie Brown the last two years.
With Brown knocked out in eliminations, Kaufhold looked to be the favorite. The Conestoga Valley freshman, fresh off of international competition at the Indoor World Cup, opened the Classic with a qualifying round-best score 604 after shooting 60 arrows on Friday. She followed that up with a pair of elimination wins on Saturday, downing Maria Echavarria 125-110 and Crystal Gauvin 121-115, before falling in Sunday's final.
Nearly 1,800 archers competed at the three-day Lancaster Archery Classic at Spooky Nook Sports, which saw history made in Friday's qualifying round.
Open Pro archer Braden Gellenthien shot a perfect 660, the first time that feat has been accomplished since 2009 and just the second time at the Classic. Jacob Marlow would go on to win the Open Pro championship and the $20,000 prize.
As the winner of the women's recurve division, Bayardo also received a $3,000, while Kaufhold won $1,500.
For Kaufhold, the Classic marked one tournament in what will hopefully be a busy year. The 14-year-old is already competing in the Indoor World Cup, but has her eyes set on qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Olympic team. Trials start in March and Kaufhold, who already owns a number of world records, is a favorite to earn a trip to Tokyo.
Watch highlights from Kaufhold and Bayardo in the Lancaster Archery Classic championship below.