Robert McKirdy will take a three-point lead into the final round of Bute Golf Club’s Winter League stableford tournament at Kingarth.
The six-handicapper tops the table with a total of 325 points from eight counting scores, while former winner Leighton Thomas is hard on his heels on 322 points.
McKirdy is seeking his first victory in the competition for the McArthur Cup which is one of the few club trophies to have eluded the former champion.
Club captain Steven Neilson (17) led the way on Saturday when he won the round with 42 points, two ahead of Thomas (9), while Duncan Speirs (7) had to settle for third place on 39 points despite a stunning finish with birdies at the last three holes.
The final round of the competition takes place on Saturday, March 28.