Hermitage's Ciara Casey has been threatening to make her breakthrough for a while now and she finally pulled off her maiden championship victory in style on Wednesday with a two up win over Grange's Elisa Corcoran in the Leinster Girls Championship at Corrstown.
Beaten by Irish No 2 Olivia Mehaffey in the quarter-finals of the Irish Women's Close at Rosapenna just last week, Ciara finished sixth in strokeplay qualifying and continued her strong play in head to head combat.
She never went further than the 16th in beating Ulster Girls champion Clodagh Jones (Roscrea), former international Hannah Henderson (Ballyclare) or Leinster Girls Interprovincial Alice Hutchinson from St. Anne's in the first three rounds.
She was then impressive in the final, avoiding the mistakes that cost her against Mehaffey to beat Elisa, who had eliminated leading qualifier and European Girls team member Julie McCarthy 2 and 1.
Coached by former European Tour and Challenge Tour player Stephen Browne, she now heads to the Czech Republic for the European Girls Championship with an extra spring in her step.
In the East Leinster Girls Plate, Laytown and Bettystown's Eleanor Metcalfe beat Milltown's Ellen O'Gorman 7 and 5, while in the Trophy, Forrest Little's Shannon Mohan beat Holywood's Heidi McMillen 3 and 2.