renewal of the Westy Hogans Annual Trapshooting Tournament was held on
Friday, September 5th through Sunday, September 7th. Held from 1907 to
1973 in and around Atlantic City, the tournament moved to Parkers in New
York for 1974 and 1975, than back to New Jersey (Pine Belt) from 1976 to
1985. In 1986 they moved to another new home, this time to Thurmont, MD
for the next 13 years. The tournament was held in Millington, MD for 4
years, from 1999 to 2002. The tournament was hosted by the PSSA at
Elysburg in 2003.
celebrated his 68th
birthday one day early when he prevailed in an eight-way shootoff of 200s to finish first
in the Westy Hogans Singles Championship during the 97th Westy Hogans tournament, hosted this year
by Pennsylvania State Sportsmen's Association at their Homegrounds in Elysburg Sept 5-7.
Joining Kline with 200s in the Singles Championship were fellow vet Gary
Gasaway plus Charlie Berkhous, Larry Grabowski, Pennsylvania singles champ
Norman Beaver, Michael Latocha and Skip Klinger. Kline needed seven perfect extra rounds to
capture first-place laurels.
On Sunday Frank Pascoe won the feature
twins with 99, and Mark Patton topped the handicap with the same score.
Michael Latocha was the all-around leader for the tournament with 391x400.
Larry Shade paced high-over-all scoring with 773x800, and he won the Challenge
Trophy, based on the combined score of the second 100 in the main singles plus the
feature handicap, with 197.
The Lady of America trophy was
awarded on Friday's singles and second handicap events. Marilyn Lehrfeld earned the
honor for her 195 tally, a three-bird lead over Kim Bateman. Her
195 was the highest score in this event since it was started back in
the above information taken from Trap and Field, November, 2003.