Henares tops PNSA’s Benchrest rifle championship

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Danby Henares
Danby Henares

DANBY Henares displayed nerves of steel to capture the gold medal in the Philippine National Shooting Association (PNSA) benchrest rifle quarterfinals championship recently at the Marine Range in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.

Henares, the assistant team manager of the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Basketball Association, posted a leading 737 points on 62-of-75 shooting from the bullseyes to defeat Binggy Lopez and Nick Lagustan.

“I was able to find tune my equipment before the competition and it helped me get a 62-of-75 centershots (bullseyes),” said Henares, one of the country’s highly-respected benchrest rifle practitioners.

“The equipment we used is currently evolving and the new shooters are coming with all the new technology that makes the competition tighter,” Henares added.

After Henares’ gold medal performance, the competition went so tough Lopez and Lagustan as both shooters ended up tied with 725 points for the second place so they needed to settle it with a tiebreaker.

Lopez was down seven points after two shooting cards but came back in the last card to secure the silver medal by winning the tiebreaker of the competition organized by the PNSA.

Lagustan then settled for the bronze medal.

The sport of Benchrest Rifle shooting requires a shooter to hit a 1 mm target at 50 meters. They are allowed to use high power scopes and they are given 75 shots to complete the event.