The challenging course set up at the stunning West Midlands Shooting Ground in Hodnet, Telford was enjoyed by the 296 shooters who took part.

Karl Waktare, GMK?s Managing Director, commented: ?West Midland Shooting Ground proved to be a very popular new venue to host the 2012 Benelli SP Auto, the course set by Tom Jones ? ground owner, was very challenging and received much praise during the shoot.?

?This event continues to grow and it was great to see so many shooters enjoying themselves with autos.?

A victorious Martin Myers emerged as the winner for the second year running, with a fantastic score of 117/120, and was awarded the first place prize of a Benelli Vinci, 500 Hull Pro One Cartridges and the High Gun trophy.

Brett Hand on 116/120 and Stuart Clarke 112/120, took second and third place, respectively.

All competitors enjoyed ideal conditions as they undertook the challenging and innovative 120 bird course.

As the UK?s only exclusive semi-automatic clay shoot, the SP Auto allows full use of the auto?s three shot facility and there were a mixture of two and three target stands across the total fourteen stands.

Class winners

Ladies ? J Maloney 83/120

Juniors ? J Whitehouse 104/120

Veterans ? D Whyte 108/120

A full list of results is available on the Benelli SP Auto website: www.benellispauto.co.uk