MATT Molan is preparing for the biggest competitions of his fledgling clay target shooting career.
The Terang teenager booked his tickets for two international events in 2020 after winning five titles at the Australian down-the-line championships in Queensland.
Molan, 16, claimed the sub-junior double-rise, champion of champions, double barrel, points score and high gun sashes at the Roma-based shoot.
His performances earned him two Australian team berths.
The Noorat Gun Club member will shoot at the world junior championships in England in July next year.
He will also represent Australia against New Zealand in March after making the open Glenn Cup team.
"I made the junior Mackintosh team which is the best five juniors in Australia over the double and single points and that's for the under-21 age group," Molan said.
"Then you shoot off for three spots to make the junior world team.
"I made the Glen Cup team as well. It is an open team. It's the top five people in Australia out of double, single points and the Mackintosh shoot-off."
Molan, who thanked coach Gary Hayden for his advice, said he was pleased with his results at the Australian titles.
"I went up there thinking I had a pretty good chance because it was my last year in sub-juniors and ended up going pretty good," he said.
"It is scored differently each day so it depends on the event.
"In the the double barrel I shot 398 straight. You shoot until you miss. We did it over two days."
Molan said Noorat Gun Club won the Allan Brown Medal for the club which shot the best across the championships.
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