Mulwala shooter James Willett has plenty of ground to make up if he's to reach his second straight Olympic final at Tokyo 2020 on Thursday.
Willett sits 15th after day one of qualification in the men's trap, with only the top six competitors to progress to the semi-finals and a shot at the medals on Thursday afternoon.
The 25-year-old, who finished fifth at the Rio 2016 Games in double trap, got off to a rough start with two missed targets from his first 12 attempts to sit outside the top 20 after the first round.
He recovered with a perfect 25 targets in round two to claw his way back to 12th, but had another stumble in round three to drop to 15th on a countback with 72 of a possible 75 targets.
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Five of the top six sit two ahead of him on 74 with 50 qualifying targets left to shoot on Thursday, while sixth place is on 73.
Willett would need to be flawless to give himself any chance of a medal shoot.
Fellow Australian Thomas Grice made a perfect start, but struggled in round two to finish in 24th on 71 targets.
Qualifying continues from 10.50am, with the finals under way at 4.30pm.
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