Mighty hitter Iain Johnstone Jnr set early pace

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Mixed weekend weather, on Glenralloch’s great greens, gave challenging conditions for the first round of the Tarbert club championship.

Conditions were deceptive on a bright Saturday with a strong breeze making play interesting.

Iain Johnstone Jnr, a mighty hitter of the golf ball set the early pace with a 74-14 for a nett 60, he was joined on 74 by playing partner Iain Macalister also on 74.

Roddy MacDonald making his first outing of the season finished on 73 with defending champion Bruce MacNab slipping into first place on 67. Steve Bleasby took second nett on the day with 65 and Duncan Johnstone third on 67.

Sunday was the complete opposite with continuous rain throughout the day’s play, however the course held up well thanks to the excellent work of Graeme Prentice and Jim Brownlie.

Bruce MacNab kept up his good form of the previous day with halves of 32+33 for a one under par 65.

Iain Macalister moved into second place with a fine 70 in the most difficult of the weather.

Both Kenny MacFarlane and John MacNab played much more like themselves with a pair of 72’s with Chris Smyth slightly further back on 75.

The final two rounds take place this weekend with the senior championship also taking place over the final two rounds.

Club Championship: Bruce MacNab  132, Nett Cup: Bruce MacNab  122, Iain Macalister 144, Iain Johnstone Jnr 127, John MacNab 152, Iain Macalister 132.