JJames Monaghan

Cutler and Galbraith lead at halfway in Mullingar

John Ross Galbraith in 2010. Picture courtesy Pat Cashman, GUI.Walker Cup star Paul Cutler and Whitehead teenager John Ross Galbraith will take a one-stroke lead into Sunday’s final 36 holes at the Mullingar Grant Thornton Scratch Trophy.

Irish Boys international Galbraith shot a two under 70 and Portstewart man Cutler a level par 72 as they topped the leaderboard by a shot on two under par from first round leader Ian Brennan (69-74) with Knock’s Nicky Grant (73-71) just two shots behind on level par.