It follows his second-placed finish in the latest event at The Glen, which moved Dand on to the 118-point mark.
He has a slender lead over Falkirk Tryst’s Daniel Airens (112.5) with Glencorse’s Sean McGarvey, in third place, also still in contention on 103.
Cardrona’s Stephen Lamb still leads the way in the scratch rankings on 474 points.
But Andrew Marshall (Houston Golf Range) has leapt above McGarvey into second spot ahead of the third last outing of the season at Craigielaw on February 15.
Peebles amateur Jamie Morris is up to fourth in both tables after picking up points at The Glen.
Scratch: 1. Stephen Lamb (Cardrona) 474pts; 2. Andrew Marshall (Houston GR) 440; 3. Sean McGarvey (Glencorse) 437.5; 4. J Morris (Peebles) 414.5; 5. S Catlin (Greenburn) 400.5.
Handicap: 1. Steven Dand (Pumpherston) 118pts; 2. Daniel Airens (Falkirk Tryst) 112.5; 3. Sean McGarvey (Glencorse 103; 4. J Morris (Peebles) 91.0; 5. W Miller (Falkirk Tryst) 79.