Ronald sets the pace in fight for memorial cup

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The first round of Tarbert Golf Club’s Archie MacNab Memorial Cup took place at Glenralloch in dry but breezy conditions last Saturday.

Twenty players teed off in the popular event which is played for on a Stableford points basis.

David Ronald, making full use of his twelve strokes, set the early pace with 38 points including a four-point birdie at the 10th and another birdie on 17th.

Former captain Chris Smyth joined him on 38, including three birdies in the last five holes.

They were also joined on 38 points by Jimmy Litster making a welcome return to Glenralloch. Jimmy’s level par round of 66 included a closing birdie at the 18th.

There is a tightly bunched group just one stroke behind the leaders including Callum MacLean and Archie Black. The second and final round tomorrow (Saturday) promises to be a closely fought affair.