DRUNG Golf Club's David Schache took out the Alf Jones Trophy at the Victorian Veteran Golfers Association's Sandscrape Championships at Talbot on Tuesday last week.
Schache, also the Wimmera District Veteran Golfers Association president, was one of about 80 golfers competing at the two-day tournament.
He won the Alf Jones Trophy - awarded to the champion player over 70 years of age - after a net 64 score in the 18-hole stroke competition.
Schache fell narrowly short of victory in division three, which was decided on count back.
He said he was really pleased with the way he had played.
"I excelled on the day and played really well - above myself really," he said.
Schache said he played a practice round on the Sunday before the event and also in the four-ball best-ball competition on Monday.
Drung president John Scott competed in division one of the stroke competition, finishing runner-up on countback with net 68.
The event will be played at Drung next year on August 10 and 11.
Schache said it would be exciting to play at his home course.
"I was over the moon that the vets accepted our nomination to have the event at Drung next year," he said.
"The event is going to be great for our club and the Wimmera District vets."
Schache said he and Scott had begun promoting the event already and were hopeful of attracting more than 100 golfers.