First time success
Queenslander Billy Cain has competed internationally in Sporting Clays but decided he wanted to have a crack at a National Simulated Field title in his last year as a junior.
The decision paid off shooting 129/150 to win by a target from Luke Willemsen and Mark Du Rose.
“It was my first National Carnival so it was really good to win,” he said. “I’d never shot one but I kept hearing what a big event it was so I wanted to have a go while still a junior.”
Billy was in contention early for the OTG after starting his campaign with 25/25 on ground six, one of only two perfect scores returned from that ground for the entire shoot. The other was Brenton Irons who pushed John Younger I to a shoot off for the National Championship
“I really enjoyed the event, it is a different format to sporting but not too far away,” he said. “The course was good and the grounds were all tough in their own way, they were all challenging.”
While Billy can’t defend his junior title next year he’s committed to shooting in open competition at Bairnsdale in 2018. “I will be going back to the Nationals,” he said.
Juniors; Mark Du Rose, Billy Cain, Luke Willemsen and Brad Johnson from sponsor Raytrade