STAWELL - John Tuckey has been officially crowned Grange Golf Club Veterans stroke champion for 2012.
The result of the event was inevitable when a large group of players assembled to play the fourth and final round of the competition last week.
Tuckey's three best rounds, with returns of 61, 72 and 67 nett, had already secured his place as winner but this did not deter players from turning up to contest the last round.
Geoff Gehan produced a remarkable round to win on the day.
His score of 75/13/62 was seven strokes clear of Doug Collins, who finished with 80/14/69 to receive runner up honours for the day.
Both Gehan and Collins took home nearest the pin prizes, with Gehan saluting on the second and Collins on the 14th.
With the winter season drawing to an end, the veterans will continue to play each Wednesday during summer.
The last round for this season will be played on Wednesday, October 31. Play will commence at 10am to allow time after play for lunch and drinks.
There will also be a trophy presentation for competition winners throughout the season.