Milne did well after starting with two bogeys. Birdies at the sixth, 11th, 14th and 17th offset a third bogey at the 12th. He had halves of 37 and 33.
Fotheringham had a similar round with a pair of early bogeys, in his case the second and third before a birdie at the seventh steadied him up on his way to an outward 37. He bogeyed the 13th before completing a hat-trick of birdies over the 14th, 15th and 16th in an inward 33.
70 J L Milne (
Elgin), B R Fotheringham ( Inverness).
71 R McKerron (Forres).
72 R A L Cameron (Fortrose & Rosemarkie), I
73 J S D Campbell (Grantown), D Stewart (Grantown), B Cruickshank (Garmouth & Kingston).
74 K Thomson (Moray).
75 G Hay (Grantown).
76 M L Macleman (Moray), C Dixon (Moray), W R Duncan (Moray), G S Macdonald (Torvean).
77 A J
England (Moray) (4), J Simpson (Forres), S Wilson ( Inverness );
78 N McWilliam (
), J A Grant (Grantown). Elgin
79 R H Stewart (Torvean), S Johnston (
), R Harrower (Boat of Garten). Elgin
80 G J Abel (
81 A Henry (
Inverness), J R Ingram (Boat of Garten), R Mackay (Fortrose & Rosemarkie).
82 V Tilman (Muir of Ord), M Lyall (Torvean), L Stewart (Grantown), W Hutchison (Inverness), W B Johnston (Moray).
83 R G Macpherson (Moray), L Duncan (
Elgin), J A G Innes ( ), R R Adams (Moray). Elgin
84 R Innes (Torvean), F Hutchison (Inverness), B Rennie (Inverness), D. Hector (
Class 1 - I
(Grantown) (4) 68; R McKerron (Forres) (1) 70; W R Duncan (Moray) (5) 71; C Dixon (Moray) (4) 72; A J England (Moray) (4) 73. Findlay
Class 2 -
I Turner (Boat of Garten) (14) 72; W B Johnston (Moray) (9), D Ross (Boat of Garten) (14), L Hutchison (Inverness) (4), M Lyall (Torvean (9) 73.