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Moulton lands Double Tap B Class in Texas

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 7:00 AMAinsley Walters
Lennie Moulton

JAMAICA's top pistol shooters have been sharpening their skills ahead of the two-day Jamaica Cup, a 16-stage, 300-plus round, level-three International Practical Shooting Confederation match, set for July 25-26.

A team of nine recently travelled to the Double Tap Championships at Double Tap Ranch Range, Wichita Falls, Texas, and represented Jamaica with distinction in Open and Limited divisions. The match had 370 registrations across four divisions - Limited, Open, Production, and Single Stack.

Lennie Moulton was the highest-placed Jamaican in the Open Division of 68 competitors, 894 points at 81 per cent, winning B Class and placing 10th overall. David McMorris finished 34th overall for fourth in C Class with 688 points at 62 per cent.

Murdock tops J'cans

Lesgar Murdock emerged the highest-placed Jamaican in the Limited field of 99 competitors, amassing 1,109 points, placing third overall and second in Grandmaster, shooting 98.6 per cent of the overall winner.

Andrew Yap placed fifth overall, second in Master, at 92 per cent, with 1,034 points. Orville Henriques was ninth overall, fifth in Master, at 81 per cent, with 916 points.

Junior Brown placed 13th overall, tallying 905 points, at 80 per cent, finishing sixth in Master Class.

Greg Henry was second in D Class, placing 65th overall, 599 points, at 53 per cent. Paul Dixon was fourth in D Class, 553 points, at 49 per cent.

Sue Ann Henriques, Jamaica's top-rated female shooter, won High Lady, placing ninth in B Class, 702 points, at 62 per cent, finishing 41st overall.

Considered a must-shoot on the international calendar, the Jamaicans got timely practice in Texas ahead of the Jamaica Cup, which is expected to attract overseas entrants.

A France 2017 World Shoot qualifier, the Jamaica Cup will open at the Jamaica Rifle Association's Mountain View facility on Sunday, July 25, and conclude the following day at Woodleigh Shooting Range, Clarendon.