The second day of qualification for the men's and women's trap was held today in Nicosia ©Getty Images

Rachel Leighanne Tozier of the United States and James Willet of Australia have topped the trap qualification standings on day two of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shotgun World Cup in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Tozier, who finished ninth at the 2019 World Championships, scored a high of 94 points after four rounds in the women’s trap.

She opened with a score of 24, before going on to achieve 22, 24 and 24.

Marginally behind her were Australia’s Catherine Skinner, Kuwait’s Sarah Alhawal and Spain’s Fatima Galvez, who all scored 93.

Skinner, the Rio 2016 Olympic champion in the category, started strongly thanks to scores of 24 in the first two rounds.

Her performance level slightly dropped in the latter two rounds, where she totalled 22 and 23.

Catherine Skinner won gold at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images
Catherine Skinner won gold at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images

Alhawal recorded 24 and 23 in round one and two before hitting a perfect 24 and 21.

Meanwhile, Galvez finished fourth thanks to scores of 24, 24, 24 and 21.

In the men’s trap competition, Willet hit the maximums either side of scoring 24 and 23 to ensure his total reached 97.

Turkey’s three-time Olympian Oguzhan Tuzun finished second after recording 24 in each round to bring his total to 96.

Croatia’s Giovanni Cernogoraz, the trap men’s Olympic champion at London 2012, came third following a result of 21, 24 and two maximums to tally 95.

Also making the same total was Britain’s Matthew John Coward-Holley.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic men’s trap bronze medallist’s path included three consecutive 24’s and a 23 to finish off.

Tomorrow, another round of qualification is set to be staged for the men’s and women’s trap events as the World Cup builds towards its first set of medals.