Golf: Tie at the top in battle for Bute Golf Club championship

Arthur Hunter and former club champion Donald Standaloft lead the way after the first qualifying round of Bute Golf Club’s title tournament at the weekend.

Both players returned gross scores of 73 to head the leaderboard, one shot clear of Robert McKirdy and Richie More on 74.

Defending champion Jim McKirdy, who was nursing a hand injury, did well to finish among the leaders on 76, while Andy Docherty is also in contention after his round of 78.

The battle for club championship honours continues on Saturday, May 25 with the second qualifying round.