West Waterford's Seamus Power battled through horrific conditions at Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club in Florida to win his Web.com Tour Second Stage qualifier by five strokes.
The 27-year old, the leading money winner on the eGolf Professional Tour in South Carolina this year, carded a one over par 72 to give himself an excellent chance of full membership of the PGA Tour's second tier circuit next season.
Six clear starting the final round following opening scores of 68-68-65, he made two birdies and three bogeys in stormy conditions to top the 20 qualifiers at the venue on 11 under par.
A three-time former Irish Youths champion and a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Power will tee it up in the 108-hole Final Stage on the Fazio and Champion courses at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens from December 11-16.
There is no cut for the 156-strong field at the Final Stage with players facing three rounds on each of the courses at the venue that hosts the annual Honda Classic on the PGA Tour.
The goal is to finish among the top 45 and ties who will be guaranteed full status on the Web,com Tour for 2015 with conditional status for the next group of players down to 100th.