CRAWFORD – East Mississippi Community College hosted its Sporting Clays Challenge Cup May 18 at Burnt Oak Lodge in Crawford. The presenting sponsor for this annual event, now in its fourth year, is Pryor and Morrow Architects & Engineers of Columbus.
Almost 80 marksmen gathered early in the morning for a day that included a shooting flurry, progress through an extensive course at Burnt Oak Lodge, lunch and an awards ceremony.
“We had a beautiful day for the sporting clays event. It seems like we always do,” said Nick Clark, EMCC vice president of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs.
“East Mississippi Community College appreciates the people who make this event possible, our supporters who come out to shoot with us, the folks at Burnt Oak Lodge, volunteers who man the course and, of course, Pryor & Morrow. The money we raise at this event helps support EMCC’s mission to make education more accessible, to more people.”
Nineteen teams took part in the competition, including five teams from Pryor & Morrow, the last one called, “Rebels, for the last time!” Other teams included: Rea, Shaw, Giffin and Stuart; McCrary-West Construction; Century Construction; Panola Construction; Crawley Law Offices; Industrial Consulting & Design; Second Moment; Columbus Brick; Columbus Nissan; Bill Young Insurance; McCrary Construction Services; the Mayfield Team; Sullivan’s Office Supply; and Corbett Legge & Associates.
The First Place Individual Shooter trophy went to Bob Carlton of the Mayfield Team. Carlton shot a 96 on the course, missing only four targets all day long.
Two shooters tied for second place in the individual awards, Quintin Hensley of the Columbus Brick team and Bradley Beard of the Industrial Consulting & Design team. Both shot an 80 on the course.
Third place in the team awards, with an overall score of 246, went to Century Construction. Second place in the team awards, with an overall score of 278, went to the Mayfield Team.
Finally, first place in the team awards, for the second consecutive year, went to Panola Construction with an overall score of 304 on the course.
Looking ahead, next year’s Sporting Clays Challenge Cup will be Friday, May 17, 2013. Mark your calendars now … and we’ll see you at Burnt Oak Lodge.