HONG KONG shooters enjoyed another encouraging day at Heals Range, although failing to get amongst the medals. Following rifleman Paul Simpson's fifth place in the individual small-bore event, Li Hao qualified for the final of the individual rapid-fire pistol. He finished sixth in qualifying with 571, four behind Australia's top qualifier Robert Dowling. But he could not improve his position in the eight-man final, shooting 93.6 for a total of 664.6, and was forced to settle for sixth. Welshman Jay Michael took the gold with 98.2 for a Games record total of 670.2. Dowling finished with the silver and his compatriot Patrick Murray, won the bronze. Hong Kong's Wyman Li, who was fourth in the first day of qualifying in the individual trap open with 71, missed the final by one shot. India's Mansher Singh took the gold, shooting 24 in the final for a total of 141. Canada's George Leary won the silver and Andreas Anglou, of Cyprus, earned the bronze. Hong Kong's main hope for a lawn bowls medals Ken Wallis, did not have any men's singles matches, but the territory registered two wins in inconsequential matches. The men's pairs team of Mark McMahon and Bill McMahon beat Guernsey 19-13 in Section A, while Rosemary McMahon, wife of Bill and mother of Mark, won her singles match, 25-9 against Jersey's Valerie Stead. There were losses, however, for the men's fours and the women's pairs. Noel Kennedy, George Souza, Danny Ho and Mel Stewart were beaten 22-15 by Norfolk Islands in Section A, having long since dropped out of the medal race. Hong Kong's pairs team of Rae O'Donnell and Linda Smith lost 26-18 to Wales and were then beaten 23-21 by the Cook Islands. Wallis is second in his group with three matches left. His hopes of catching group leader Richard Corsie and win a gold medal playoff place was reduced after the Scot defeated Welshman Will Thomas 25-12 to maintain his 100 per cent record.