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Big guns are hot: Shooting and shopping for good adds up to major money for MFAH

Big guns are hot: Shooting for good adds up to major money for MFAH

Alice Mosing, from left, Gary Tinterow and Keith Mosing at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Alice Mosing, from left, Gary Tinterow and Keith Mosing. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Stacy L. Owen, from left, Robert L. Gerry IV, Downing Mears and Robin French at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Stacy L. Owen, from left, Robert L. Gerry IV, Downing Mears and Robin French. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Nancy Randall, from left, Courtney Sarofim, Aliyya Stude and Jenny Kempner at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Nancy Randall, from left, Courtney Sarofim, Aliyya Stude and Jenny Kempner. Photo by © Jenny Antill
John Kotts, from left, Scotty Arnoldy, Dan Tutcher and Ed Jones at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
John Kotts, from left, Scotty Arnoldy, Dan Tutcher and Ed Jones. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Debbie and John Daugherty, from left, David Oelman and Claudia Craft Huthnance at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Debbie and John Daugherty, from left, David Oelman and Claudia Craft Huthnance. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Sarah Lamb Larned, left, and Colleen Kotts at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Sarah Lamb Larned, left, and Colleen Kotts. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Gaye Kelsey, from left, Lisa Miller, Rebecca Parsons and Lyndell Baily at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Gaye Kelsey, from left, Lisa Miller, Rebecca Parsons and Lyndell Baily. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Elizabeth Blakemore, from left, Laurie Morian, Windi Grimes and S.J. Swanson at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Elizabeth Blakemore, from left, Laurie Morian, Windi Grimes and S.J. Swanson. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Reed Morian, from left, Phil John and Richard Ruiz at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Reed Morian, from left, Phil John and Richard Ruiz. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Courtney Sarofim, left, and Nancy Randall at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Courtney Sarofim, left, and Nancy Randall. Photo by © Jenny Antill
Alice Mosing, from left, Gary Tinterow and Keith Mosing at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Stacy L. Owen, from left, Robert L. Gerry IV, Downing Mears and Robin French at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Nancy Randall, from left, Courtney Sarofim, Aliyya Stude and Jenny Kempner at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
John Kotts, from left, Scotty Arnoldy, Dan Tutcher and Ed Jones at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Debbie and John Daugherty, from left, David Oelman and Claudia Craft Huthnance at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Sarah Lamb Larned, left, and Colleen Kotts at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Gaye Kelsey, from left, Lisa Miller, Rebecca Parsons and Lyndell Baily at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Elizabeth Blakemore, from left, Laurie Morian, Windi Grimes and S.J. Swanson at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Reed Morian, from left, Phil John and Richard Ruiz at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015
Courtney Sarofim, left, and Nancy Randall at The Fine Art of Shooting March 2015

What: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 21st annual "Fine Art of Shooting: A Sporting Clays Invitational."

Where: The Greater Houston Gun Club.

The 411: Baby, it was cold outside but the shooters were red hot as they took their places at the clay shooting stations at 9 a.m. By the time the competition had ended, just in time for lunch courtesy of the Coronado Club, Charles Moyse prevailed as Best Overall Men’s Champion and Laurie Morian won kudos as Best Overall Women’s Champion.

The winners were announced by invitational chairs Alice and Keith Mosing, who welcomed the group of 270, 170 of whom were shooting participants. The day raised $236,000 for MFAH coffers. Winning the title of Master Class Men's Champion was Harry Mach while Sydney Longman scoring as runner-up. Master Class Ladies' Champion was Melanie Rothwell with Joella Mach coming in as runner-up.

For those not shooting, there was plenty of shopping with enticements such as leathers form Maida's Belts & Buckles, Dos Carolinas guayaberas and James Purdey & Sons.

Who: MFAH director Gary Tinterow, Cora Sue Mach, Cornelia and Meredith Long, Reed Morian, Courtney and Christopher Sarofim, Aliyya and Herman Stude, Steve Mach, Colleen and John Kotts, Tevia McLaren, Windi Grimes, Jana and Scotty Arnoldy and Carmen and Butch Mach.

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