Hudson tops Oct. Gun Club shoot

Posted: Friday, October 23, 2009

JUNEAU - Peter Hudson topped the American Trap Association and Pacific Trap Association shoot on Oct., 10 with two wins in two out of the three events.

In the singles event, in which a shooter aims to "break" or hit a clay "bird" from distance that varies from 20 to 40 yards, Hudson finished first in the class "A" category with a score of 98/100. Doug Solberg was second with 97/100. Mal Menzies finished third overall in the event, but first in the class "B" category with a score of 94/100.

In the doubles event in which the shooter has two shots to hit two clay "birds" thrown in opposite directions, Hudson again finished first with a score of 89/100. "Bud" Burnett, Wayne Bertholl and Mal Menzies tied for second with a score of 86/100.

The handicap event is similar to the singles event but requires the shooter to stand a minimum of 20 yards from the trap house. As the shooter improves, they move further back to a maximum of 27 yards from the trap house. In this event Doug Solberg placed first with a score of 97. "Bud" Burnett placed second with a score of 90 and Mal Menzies placed third with a score of 88.

Weather conditions for this match were calm with temperatures ranging from 40 to 50 degrees.


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