Big per­for­mance from Murdock

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Richard Bryan Gleaner Writer

Les­gar Murdock JA­MAICAN SHOOT­ERS proved they can com­pete with the coun­tries more favourably placed and funded for pro­fes­sional shoot­ing as the week-long United States Na­tion­als ended in Frost­proof, Florida, on Thurs­day.

Les­gar Murdock, who is now US-based, pro­duced the best among a cadre of Ja­maican shoot­ers who per­formed cred­itably.

He pulled off a stun­ning per­for­mance in land­ing a top place among a whop­ping 294 shoot­ers who con­tested the stel­lar Lim­ited divi­sion. The event, which was won by less than a per­cent­age point by Jonas­san Mills over Robert Vo­gel, saw Murdock fin­ish­ing a very good ninth. He amassed 1892 points at 89 per cent. Of 22 stages, he achieved eight top-ten fin­ishes and even won stage twelve, val­ued at 120 points.

Ron­ald Brown Jr, who has now firmly taken on the man­tle of best lo­cal-based shooter, fin­ished 24th at 78 per cent. Andy Yapp, ended at 38th place at 74 per cent, and Orville Hen­riques, 48th with 72 per cent, rounded out the best per­for­mances by Ja­maicans.

The lone fe­male shooter from Ja­maica, Sue Ann Hen­riques, was caught among a tough group, but even at 176th po­si­tion, her 51 per cent was fan­tas­tic among fe­males. The best per­for­mance by a fe­male was 63rd po­si­tion by Amer­i­can Ash­ley Rheuark.

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