Wendy Latham NativesWendy Latham NativesWendy shoots a Darling Downs double

Top Brisbane shooter Wendy Latham turned in a consistent performance in testing conditions to score a double at the Darling Downs Championship at Warwick at the weekend.

With the breeze up on Saturday, the Natives Rifle Club member and Geoff Grant from Mariners were the only shooters in a top class field to finish just one bullseye down over three ranges. Wendy, a member of the Queensland Ladies team, prevailed with 18 centre bulls to 14.

She again finished one shot down in the Darling Downs Open on Sunday, for a narrow fourth placing, but her score was enough to secure the two day Grand Aggregate.

Ashley Bidgood from Crows Nest and Murwillumbah’s Dave Phippard both shot possible 150s on Sunday with Ashley prevailing 19 centres to 18. Positions were reversed for second and third spots in the Grand Aggregate.

 

Darling Downs shooter Russell Saxby made a clean sweep in B Grade while club mate Shane Kao won the Downs Open and Grand Aggregate in a close C Grade tussle.

Sam Cannington was the best of a big contingent of students from The Armidale School winning C Grade in the Gartner Memorial.

Ipswich shooter Simone Noble took out a double in F Standard scope class winning the Gartner Memorial and Grand Aggregate with Gary Haeusler from Goondiwindi snaring the Downs Open title.

F Open scope class trophies were shared around with Beth Caskey from Pittsworth taking out the Gartner Memorial, Tony Berry from Beaudesert, the Downs Open and club mate Meichelle Knudsen the Grand Aggregate.

The next Open Prize Shoot will be hosted by Bundaberg-Burnett Rifle Club this weekend, May 30 and 31.

Beth Caskey Pittsworth and Graham Eagle Southern DownsBeth Caskey Pittsworth and Graham Eagle Southern Downs
Brent and Simone Noble IpswichBrent and Simone Noble Ipswich
Catherine Loghlen Natives and Janet Phippard MurwillumbahCatherine Loghlen Natives and Janet Phippard Murwillumbah
 George Costa and John Menzel NativesGeorge Costa and John Menzel Natives
 John Glliland and Dennis Bidgood Crows NestJohn Glliland and Dennis Bidgood Crows Nest
 Murwillumbah members Dave Phippard Shaun Dolan Zoe Immisch Jon Pollard and Ron MillingenMurwillumbah members Dave Phippard Shaun Dolan Zoe Immisch Jon Pollard and Ron Millingen
 TAS students Angus Earle Luke Vagg Sam Marshall Angus Mazzei Cameron Holcombe and Tom DeshonTAS students Angus Earle Luke Vagg Sam Marshall Angus Mazzei Cameron Holcombe and Tom Deshon
 Will Cannington ArmidaleWill Cannington Armidale
 Zoe Immisch MurwillumbahZoe Immisch Murwillumbah