Farrell Gives Team Apex Limited Div. Win at ICORE Southwest Regional
LOS OSOS, Calif. –-(Ammoland.com)- Team Apex's Lisa Farrell of Los Osos, Calif. successfully defended her 2010 title by topping the field of talented women shooters to take the Limited division title at the International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts' (ICORE) 14th Annual Southwest Regional Revolver Championship.
Farrell, who is a seven-time ICORE Women's Limited World Champion, won six of eight stages to finish with a final score of 231.87 seconds. She outpaced runner-up Molly Smith, the Team Smith & Wesson junior shooter from Cambria, Calif., by nine seconds.
Smith took second by winning two stages and posting a final time of 241.87.
“Lisa continues to be one of the strongest women competing in ICORE today,” said Ron Joslin of ICORE. “I'm sure her win here at the Southwest Regional is just a warm-up for what we can expect to see at the International Revolver Championship later this June.”
Third place among the women went to Sharon Dickey of Fountain Valley, Calif. with a final of 296.34, while fourth place went to Ernestine Carmichael of Lovelock, Nev. with 397.02. Rounding out the top five was Carol Mar of Orange, Calif. in fifth with 400.08.
Elsewhere in Limited division competition, Team Smith & Wesson's John Bagakis of Livermore, Calif., ICORE's reigning Limited World Champion, claimed his fifth straight Limited title at the Southwest Regional with a final time of 145.73 seconds, placing him second overall in the match. Among the seniors, Rich Koester of La Grange, Calif. won the Senior Limited title in 190.60 while Clete Knowlton of Santa Ynez, Calif. took the Super Senior Limited title in 222.16.
The match, which was held this past weekend on the Hogue Action Pistol Range at the San Luis Obispo Sportsmen's Association in San Luis Obispo, Calif., drew 110 top wheelgunners from across California and the region. The match was the first of seven events in the ICORE Regional Series presented by Smith and Wesson.
The next major match on the ICORE competition schedule is the 20th Annual Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championship which will take place June 2-5, also on the Hogue Action Pistol Range in San Luis Obispo.
For more information on ICORE, the 2011 ICORE Regional Series presented by Smith & Wesson or the 20th Annual Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championship, visit www.ICORE.org, follow @ICORE_Shooting on Twitter or find ICORE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ICOREshooting.