Defending champion Raman Luthra has the lead after the first round of the BDGA’s Men’s Invitational Championship at Crag Burn.

Luthra shot a 5-under-par 67 to take a three-shot lead into today’s second round over Billy Gaffney and Nick Morreale. The top 30 plus ties after today’s round advance to Saturday’s final round, which begins at 1 p.m.

In the senior flight, Dr. James Smith shot 75 and has a one-stroke lead over Bob Rosen and Frank Broderick. All three are past BDGA Individual champions.