Dermot McElroy's memorable 4 and 3 West of Ireland wIn wasn't a homage to Rory McIlroy's first "major" vistory a decade ago.
Instead it signalled a new dawn for a player who looks destined to go on now and achieve his dream of becoming a tour professional.
Self belief Is more than half the battle In the tour ranks and McElroy's impressive 4 and 3 win over Waterford Enna Griffin may be just the boost he needs to push on and establish himself.
FINAL, TUESDAY APRIL 7
Dermot McElroy (Ballymena) bt Eanna Griffin (Waterford) 4/3
SEMI-FINALS, TUESDAY APRIL 7
Eanna Griffin (Waterford) bt Richard Bridges (Stackstown) 4/3
Dermot McElroy (Ballymena) bt Sean Flanagan (Co Sligo) 1 hole