Nathan hitting a hole new level

MYRTLEFORD’S Nathan Schneider has defended his second state title in a month by taking out the Victorian Sandgreen Championships at Loch Sport Golf Club.

Fresh from winning the Victorian Par 3 Amateur Championships at Kyabram, the plus-one handicapper backed up by winning the 36-hole tournament by four shots from Barham’s Andrew Kane.

“It was good fun,” Schneider said yesterday.

“I love the sandgreens.

“I guess it’s always good to defend a title and doing it twice in a couple of months is great.”

Schneider started the day two shots behind Horsham leader Scott Boschen but stormed home with a blistering 68 to score a runaway victory in a field of 103 players.

Thirty of the players had a handicap of four or less.

“My game was fairly solid over the two days,” he said.

“It’s good to get away and play on the sand.”