Brian Galea shot outstanding scores of 24, 25, 24 yesterday to stay in contention for a medal in a high-level Trap GSSE competition.

After the first 75 clays, Galea was tied with San Marino’s Stefano Selva in third place, both on 73 points.

Manuel Mancini, also of San Marino, and Marios Sophocleous, of Cyprus, lead the provisional table. The two front-runners hit a 25-straight on two occasions and missed only one clay in the other round for a score of 74.

Eight straights were registered at the range in Differdange yesterday.

A total of 12 shooters have entered the Trap competition with Jeffrey Pisani, Malta’s other representative in this event, trailing in 10th place with 64 points following scores of 22, 21 and 21.

The Trap shoot continues this morning with two other rounds of 25 clays each before the shoot-offs involving the top six to determine the podium positions.

As the Luxembourg organisers have omitted Double Trap from this year’s calendar, Galea and Pisani are Malta’s only representatives in clay shooting at the GSSE.