Quinn scores a silver fern

Last updated 13:09 04/01/2013

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Woodville Clay Target Club member Shane Quinn has won his way into the New Zealand skeet shoot team after the national championships.

Quinn is the first member of the Woodville club, which has been running for 86 years, to reach that level in skeet shooting.

His success came after an impressive performance at the nationals in Hamilton in November.

The event featured 125 shooters from Australia and New Zealand.

It took until last week for the results to come back from Australia after they held their nationals.

Quinn's score of 98 out of 100 left him in a shootoff with three others for the last three positions in the 12-person team.

Quinn's effort won him a silver fern blazer pocket.

The 50-target trans-Tasman postal shoot was also held recently.

The top 10 scores, including Quinn's 50/50, meant he high-gunned the event with four other shooters and the team had a combined score of 494/500.

The national clay target association recently learnt their best New Zealand score beat the Australian figure by six targets.

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