Former footballer Stephen Grant continued his quest to make it as a professional golfer when he won on the Minor League Golf Tour in Florida on Thursday.
The 37-year old ex-Shamrock Rovers and Sunderland player (among other clubs) fired a six under par 65 to win the Stuart February Classic at Martin Downs Osprey Creek by a shot from Canada's Ben Silverman.
The Birr native won $900 to boost his confidence just 24 hours after a bogey at the last cost him the previous day's Jupiter Winter Shootout at Abacoa Golf Club.
Grant played nine events on the Challenge Tour last year, making three cuts. He missed out at the second stage of the second stage of the European Tour Q-School and the first stage of the Web.com Tour Q-School.
Grant, who has had 13 Top-5 and 18 Top 10s finishes in 25 starts on the Florida mini tour since his previous win in 2013, will combine the Alps Tour win some Challenge Tour starts this year.