Following the precision round of the competition, he lay in 12th place out of 31 with a total of 282 points – eight points off the lead.
He shot three rounds of 95, 92, 95.
But in the rapid fire he couldn’t match his earlier performance and shot 89, 84, 86, to give him a total of 541.
The eventual winner, Shaw Mong On of Singapore, shot a total of 578.
Team manager Bob Blake said afterwards: ‘He’s not terribly happy with his finish and hoped to do much better.
‘There is very, very high company at this event and I’ve never seen a three-way tie and then shoot-off for the title.’ Ward joins Jersey’s Marcus Hill in the standard pistol 25m tomorrow.
Blake believes Ward will be able to lift himself from today’s poor performance.
‘I think that he is capable of picking himself up as he’s got that type of strength and will dig deep and do it,’ he said.