Paronda, Henares rule PNSA National Open

The Philippine Star

Posted at Oct 15 2012 12:26 PM | Updated as of Oct 15 2012 08:26 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Randy Paronda and Daniel ‘Danby’ Henares ruled the 2012 Philippine National Shooting Association (PNSA) National Open Wednesday at the PNSA Marine Shooting Range in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig.

Paronda shot 745 points to win the PNSA National Open Championship and shatter his previous record (743) in the heavy varmint class open.

Henares took the most number of medals with five, including two gold medals along with a silver medal and two bronzes.

Henares also won the Semi-Auto Shooter- of-the-Year award. 

Paronda’s 745 record defeated second placer Louie Gonzales’s 740 and third placer Henares’ 739 in the heavy varmint class open. Paronda also became the first and only shooter in the country to score a perfect sheet of 250 points. 

“Henares came from another class to shoot on my home turf so we shared a gun to make it fair and Gonzales was hounding me all year but the turnout was great,” explained Paronda, who also took home the gold in the Air Gun Open. 

Henares grabbed the gold medals in senior airgun open and senior light varmint open, settled for silver medal in light varmint team and won the bronze medals single open overall and team open overall to become the most bemedalled shooter this year. 

“Shooters came from all over the country. They were experts and it made me feel nervous to shoot next to them but on this special day,  I got lucky,” said Henares.