By Lars Dalseide | August 12 2012 13:51

Georgia's John Whidden holds a one point lead in NRA Rifle race

3-time NRA Long Range High Power Rifle Champ John Whidden at the Camp Perry Championships in Ohio

Port Clinton, Ohio - Halfway through a surprisingly sunny Day Two at the NRA Long Range High Power Rifle Championships finds 3-time winner John Whidden in the lead. Firing in day's first group of relays, he's joined at the top by rocket scientist (literally) Brian Litz, past champ Michelle Gallagher and a couple of competitors from the International squads.

Finishing second in last year's competition, Whidden has long been amongst the favorites at Camp Perry's firing line. "John is one [darn] good shooter," said one California competitor. "He finds a way. The boy knows what he's doing out here."

On the heels of yesterday's shoot off, Whidden added to his day one total of 399-26x with a Leech Trophy score of 199-10x. With that in mind … here are the preliminary scores:

Tompkins Trophy Match — NRA Rifle Match 500
Place Competitor Score
1       John Whidden 598-36x
2       Bryan Litz 598-33x
3       Michelle Gallagher 598-32x
4       John Friguglietti 598-30x
5       Norman Anderson 598-28x
6       Bob Gill 597-36x
7       Tyrel Cooper 597-34x
8       Steve Mcgee 597-34x
9       David Luckman 597-30x
10       David Calvert 597-28x

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