Air Force Major Leads Olympic Skeet Qualifiers
ATLANTA (AP) _ Air Force Maj. Bill Roy hit 192 of 200 targets Saturday, winding up with 675 out of 700 points to become the top qualifier for the U.S. Olympic skeet team.
Todd Graves of Laurel, Miss., and George Quigley of Cincinnati joined Roy of Alamagordo, N.M., as qualifiers at the end of the three-part competition.
Qualifying was based on aggregate scores from the Olympic trials at the Wolf Creek complex, where shooting events at the Games will be held, and two events were held last year.
Quigley, an alternate on the 1988 Olympic team, was tied with Joseph Buffa of Flushing, Mich., at the end of regular competition. He hit all 25 targets in a shoot-off to Buffa’s 24.
In the first of two days of competition for Olympic berths in 3x40 rifle shooting, Rob Harbison of Fallston, Md., held the first-round lead, followed by Bob Foth of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Glenn Dubis of Bethel Park, Pa.
Harbison and Dubis have already made the air rifle Olympic team.
Koby Holland of Dillon, Mont., scored 575 points to give him a three-target lead over Lonn Saunders of Billings, Mont., going into the final selection match in men’s running target competition. The final match will be held later this month.