MSC edges out Calif. club in contest

DON MARTIN/For the Miner<br />Al Daum of Kingman was the picture of concentration while competing in a shoot-off with MSC President Steve Bell for second place in the skeet shooting event at the Maywood challenge match. Daum won the shoot-off by a single target.

DON MARTIN/For the Miner<br />Al Daum of Kingman was the picture of concentration while competing in a shoot-off with MSC President Steve Bell for second place in the skeet shooting event at the Maywood challenge match. Daum won the shoot-off by a single target.

KINGMAN - The Mohave Sportsman Club recently held a challenge trap, skeet and five-stand clay target match at the club's 7 Mile Hill Trap Facility, and the Kingman gunners walked away with most of the honors.

The challenge match was with a group of clay target shooters from Maywood, Calif., who come to Kingman every year for a challenge shoot.

In the skeet tournament, the top individual gun honors was won by Acie Chance of the Maywood club. It would be the only individual win for the California outfit.

Second place was determined in a shoot-off between Kingman shooters Al Daum and MSC President Steve Bell, who both shot 24 X 25. But in the end, it would be Daum who prevailed to win second place.

In the three-person skeet team event, the Kingman shooters barely defeated the Maywood shooters, breaking 71 out of 75 targets. The Maywood shooters ended up with 70 X 75.

In the five-stand event, where clay targets are shot at not only in the air but on the ground as well, MSC shooters were once again on top of their game. Many shotgunners believe that five-stand simulates more true hunting situations than does trap or skeet.

In this event, the Kingman three-person team took first place with a 70 X 75, with Maywood scoring 65 X 75.

The top shooter in this event was Al Daum, who shot a round of 24 X 25.

In the trap doubles event, the Kingman team of Mike Freeman (44 X 50), Greg Holden (43 X 50) and Dave Vance (41 X 50) broke 128 X 150 targets to defeat the Maywood team, who shot 124 X 150.

In the trap singles, the top individual shooter was Greg Holden, who shot 94 X 100.

Rounding out the MSC trap team was Mike Miller, who broke 93 X 100 clays, Al Daum 88 X 100, LC Miller 88 X 100 and Shelby Siniclare 87 X 100. The MSC team won the event with a 450 X 500.

The Maywood top five shot a combined 445 X 500, with their top shooter being George Kinum who shot 90 X 100.

The MSC trap shooters will be sending teams in July to compete in a shotgun tournament hosted by the Maywood club.