Newlands Trophy Joint-Leaders / Kellett Success
Hamilton's Stewart Henderson and Michael Daily (Erskine) lead the way at the halfway stage in this weekend's Men's 72-hole Order of Merit tournament, the Newlands Trophy at Lanark Golf Club.
The pair share top spot on four-under-par, having both fired rounds of 69 and 67, ahead of the final 36 holes for the title tomorrow.
First-round leader Matthew Clark (Kilmacolm) is a shot further back, along with in-form Paul Ferrier of Baberton, who reached the semi-finals of The Amateur Championship at Royal Troon last month.
Former Scottish youths champion Scott Borrowman (Dollar) is joint-fifth, together with Alan Sutherland (Ladybank) and two SGU National Men’s Squad players in Paul Shields (Kirkhill) and James White of Lundin.
Defending champion Allyn Dick (Kingsknowe), winner of the Newlands Trophy for the past two years, was among those who missed the cut, as well as Fraser McKenna (Balmore).
* Motherwell's Ross Kellett continues to scale the heights on the Alps Tour after another strong finish earlier today in Madrid.
The Colville Park, competing in his rookie professional year, followed up his first pro win last weekend by finishing joint-second in the Peugeot Tour Alps de Madrid.
Kellett shot rounds of 73, 63 and 68 for a total of eight-under-par, two shots behind the veteran winner, Spain's Santiago Luna, who triumphed thanks to an astonishing albatross on the par-5 14th hole.
The Scot has moved to second place on the 2012 Alps Tour Order of Merit and is therefore among the top six players who handily gain exemption from The European Tour School First Stage later this year, following the conclusion of events in Madrid.