Clay tournament hosted by College of Business deemed a success

Sep 3, 2009 | General News

Over 70 shooters participated in the Louisiana Tech University College of Business’ Sporting Clay Tournament on Aug. 22 at Wild Wings in Downsville.

The event was held as a fundraiser for the college that included a raffle of a Honda four-wheeler.

Lisa Smith, an Administrative Assistant for the Division of University Advancement at Louisiana Tech, won the raffle that was drawn at lunch following the tournament. The four-wheeler was supplied by McKinney Honda of Ruston.

The tournament consisted of 15 stations simulating shooting targets like ducks, doves and rabbits. Each shooter shot 100 rounds during the tournament. The stations ranged from easy to hard in difficulty.

The top shooter of the tournament was Matthew Smitherman of the Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea team. Smitherman scored 87 of a possible 100.

The Chesapeake Energy team shot their way to a first-place finish with a total team score of 367. The team consisted of Garrett Matthews, Ryan McMaster, Seth Miller, Brenton Liles and Joe Duston.

The second-place team, C & W Construction, of Wesley Nutt, Colton Prince, Kenneth Darnell, Randal Dupree and Curtis Durmon, combined to score a 362, while JPJ Investments (Jeff Turner, Tyler McClemore, John Pratt, Clint Powell and Thomas Robinson) finished in third-place with a combined score of 318.

Written by Brian Miller