The first round of the popular M and M Trophy was played at Rothesay Golf Club in sunny but breezy conditions on Sunday.
There was a very healthy turnout of 45 players.
Leading the first round was George Reynolds with a fine 69-2=67. George was one of two players from a 2 handicap who featured in the top three, this perhaps shows that the windy conditions suit the better ball strikers. In second place was Neil Ritchie with a net 69 and the other two handicapper, Ian White was in third place with a net 70.
There is a large group of players on net 71 and net 72 which means that going into round two at Bute Golf Club on Wednesday the competition is wide open. The third round will be played at Port Bannatyne next Sunday.
Back at Rothesay, on Saturday the Seafoods trophy will be played; this is a Stableford competition.