Geoff Grenfell holds second place on rifle range

Bendigo's rifle-shooting champion Geoff Grenfell has made a great start to his third Commonwealth Games campaign. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

Bendigo's rifle-shooting champion Geoff Grenfell has made a great start to his third Commonwealth Games campaign. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

BENDIGO'S Geoff Grenfell and Benalla's James Corbett are in second place after the opening day of the Queen's Prize pairs event in the full-bore rifle shooting at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Australians scored 200.26 after shooting at the 300m and 500m targets.

They are just behind the English pair on 200.29, with Jersey in third place on 199.26.

The shoot-off rolls on Saturday at the 600m, 900-yard and 1000-yard distances.

This is Grenfell's third Commonwealth Games campaign.

He won gold in the full-bore pairs event at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada, and competed in Delhi four years ago.

The shooting champion has won the Bendigo Advertiser-Prime TV Sports Star of the Year award and was inducted to awards Hall of Fame last March.

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