Ray Shinkle re-wrote the record books once again by winning the 2003 Invitational Shootout with Bryan Donley. With the victory, Shinkle becomes the only person to win back-to-back Shootout championships with a different partner. Ray won the 2002 Invitational Shootout with partner Jeff Fernstrom.
“I’m really pleased with our performance today, especially under the intense pressure that we faced all day” said Shinkle. “To beat Joe Hill in a playoff is like staring down a rattle snake at feeding time. I’ll bet he’ll come back next year with even more intensity than he had this year.”
“What’s even more fulfilling is the fact that I won again with a new partner ” continued Shinkle. “A lot of guys thought Jeff Ferstrom did most of the work last year, so to come back with a new, more-mediocre player and still get the job done feels really good.”