Women lead way for gun club
RICHMOND River Gun Club members Leah Beaumont and Courtney Watt set personal milestones with exceptional performances at the New South Wales Clay Target annual championships in Wagga Wagga.
Beaumont won the open B grade high gun division with a score of 332 out of a possible 350 and the double barrel event, shooting 109 targets straight.
She also won the B grade pointscore event with 156/159.
From there she earned the right to shoot-off with five others for selection in the NSW women's team and qualified fourth (first reserve).
Meanwhile, Watt went to the state titles as a member of the ultimately successful Northern Zone women's team.
In the individual events she performed consistently well including a possible 150/150 in the pointscore event, qualifying for the open shoot-off.
Unfortunately she needed to use the second barrel on her 53rd target, dropping a point.
Her score of 158/159 secured second place in A grade.
Courtney's total score for the carnival of 337/350 secured her the overall women's high gun with a perfect score of 75.
In the women's team selection shoot-off she won the women's team high gun and a place in the NSW team to compete at the national titles in 2016.
Richmond River Gun Club is extremely proud of the efforts of these two who are true ambassadors for the club and demonstrate that clay target shooting is not a gender bias sport.
Other members who took part in the state titles were Scott Brereton, Greg Watson, Mick Watt and Brendan Watt.
Anyone wishing to contact the club for more information can phone the secretary on 0419 161 838.