Sasso, Harris JN Sporting Clays champs
National representatives Christian Sasso and Marguerite Harris were crowned male and female champions of the Jamaica National General Insurance Sporting Clay Championships at the Jamaica Skeet Club in Portmore, St Catherine, yesterday.
Sasso won the title after he recorded a top score of 93, ahead of second runner-up David Subaran, who shot 91.
Sasso, who was winning the tournament for the first time, was very pleased with his performance.
"It feels good because it's been a little while since I won an overall tournament here, and so I feel good about that," said Sasso.
"The course wasn't too difficult, but you had to keep focus for most of the course. Most of the birds that I missed were the easier ones, and so I felt like I could have done better," Sasso said.
Harris won the female section with an overall score of 70. ReneÈ Rickhi was second with a score of 65, while Yasmin Eyre finished with of 57.
Harris said she was happy with her efforts. "I feel good because it was a good tournament," she said. "I had a bad start, but I finished well. It was a challenging course and so you had to concentrate," she said.
Bruce DuQuesnay won the A Class category with score of 90 while Chad Ziadie finished runner-up with a score of 87.
Jeffrey Panton captured the B Class with a top score of 85 ahead of Zachary Chen, who shot 82 while Demshire Wilson was third with 80.
Zachary Lazarus took home the junior title with a top score of 83. Nikolai Azan finished second with 82, while third went to Matthew Josephs who shot 77.
Chris Hind, chief executive of JN General Insurance, said this year's tournament was very competitive.
"This is something that we are doing for the third year running. Its something that we have enjoyed and it's a great bunch of people, very like-minded and well-thinking people," said Hind.