Rustburg resident Jacob Davis won the high overall event and 20-gauge event awards at the Halifax County Gun Club’s recent Summer Shoot-Out.
The high overall event award is an award that encompasses the total of all four gauges shot by the shooter.
Davis, a 20-year-old third-year student at Liberty University, used a Browning over/under shotgun model 425 for his competition events and also enjoys hunting when time permits.
Davis started shooting clay targets at the age of 10. He is the state co-coordinator for the Virginia Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP). The program is the largest youth shooting program in the country and involves youth from age 12 through under graduate college students. The Halifax County Gun Club is a supporter of this organization.
Halifax County Gun Club member Monty Sprouse set the bar high for his fellow competitors in the 12-gauge event. Sprouse, the first shooter in the event, scored a near-perfect score of 99x100, missing only one target in the final round enroute to winning that event.
Ron Headley won the doubles event, Mark Smith of Liberty, North Carolina, won the 28-gauge event, and Brian “Copperhead” Leazer of Salisbury, North Carolina, won the challenging .410-gauge event.
A perfect score of 100 eluded all shooters, but some scores of 99 were achieved.
Many compliments were received on the hospitality and great targets offered by the gun club this year, and shooters stated they look forward to attending next year’s event.
Halifax County Gun Club official Ronnie Newton said club members received many compliments on the hospitality and great targets offered by the gun club this year, and shooters stated they look forward to attending next year’s event.