Victorian shooter on target

VICTORIAN shooter Craig Fitzgerald won the state double rise championship with    57 targets out of 60  on the first day of the Tasmanian clay target shooting championships at Evandale yesterday.

His win followed  a shoot-off with Tasmanian   Stuart Browning and interstate junior Mitchell Iles.

The A-grade title went to Lawrence Mirabella with  42-50.  Brian Muirson was second with 49-60.

Jamie McIntyre took out B grade  43-50.

C grade was won by   Tasmanian junior  Lachlan Brown, who has only been shooting for a few weeks, with  36-50.

   Lance Witzerman,  who is in his 80s, finished second in C grade.

Wendy Barton was the women's winner with 42-50, Bill Iles took out the veteran's category with 45-50 and his grandson Mitchell took  the juniors with 55-60.

The overall handicap winner was Mark Hateley, who was the only person to shoot 50-50. The handicap veterans went to Ross Kingston  49-50.

Martina White won the women's title with 49-54 and Illes made it double junior titles in taking the handicap with  48-50.

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