|Vergara captures Compak sporting clays shoot crown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - October 18, 2005
HILLTOP, Taytay, Rizal -- Former national skeet shooter and Kuwait national team coach Jun Vergara of Team Pampanga’s Best shot 162 clay birds to rule the just-concluded three-day 1st Philippine National Compak Sporting Clays Championship at the Team Goma shooting range here.
Vergara beat Darius Hizon, Nonoy Bernardo, actor/TV host and Southeast Asian Games fencing gold medalist Richard Gomez and Gabby Tong in Sunday’s finals of the 150-clay bird shootfest.
Hizon finished with 185, Bernardo carded 155, Gomez had 154 and Tong scored 151.
With his win, Vergara was proclaimed the first “national champion” of the country’s biggest shotgun competition.
Hizon topped Class A, while Atlanta Olympian George Earnshaw and Carlo Garcia ruled classes B and C, respectively.
Gomez, who is also president of the Sporting Clays Association of the Philippines, emerged 20-gauge champion, Irine Garcia topped the ladies’ division and Nestor de Castro bagged the veteran’s class crown.
SCAP chair Mayor Joric Gacula said the event supported by Bench, Human, GMA-7, Rustan’s Essences, Swatch, Rudy Project, CD Iced Tea, The Spa, Caterpillar Shoes, Leonardo Bags, Mainland Cheese, Krispy Krepe, Mobile 1, Ipod, Chikka.com and Bidshot was a big success.
Gomez said: “Here, Filipinos can truly excel
because the sport does not demand height nor remarkable physical