Ardglass rookie Cormac Sharvin picked up his first cheque as a professional when he finished tied 52nd behind Louis Oosthuizen in the ISPS HANDA Perth International.
Ranked sixth for driving distance in the event at 302.3 yards and 66th for putting, the former Walker Cup star closed with a level par 72 to pick up €4,146.
The 22-year old made an eagle and 17 birdies in four rounds — a great sign as he begins his professional career.
Meanwhile, Oosthuizen claimed his eighth European Tour title at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.
The World Number 21 came into the final day with a three-shot lead and, while he was briefly caught on the front nine, the South African cruised to a closing 71 to finish on 16 under, one shot ahead of Frenchman Alexander Levy.
Local favourite Jason Scrivener had been the man to rein in Oosthuizen earlier and he signed for a 69 to finish third, with Grégory Bourdy and Peter Uihlein a further shot back on 13 under.
Sunshine Tour — Kevin Phelan slipped to tied 11th as Jaco van Zyl won his third Eye of Africa PGA Championship on the first extra hole.
The South African won with a par four on the first extra hole after finishing regulation play level on 20-under-par with Dean Burmester.
“This and the South African Open Championship are the biggest titles in South Africa,” said Van Zyl, who closed with a 67.”It’s wonderful to have won this one for a third time. It’s a privilege to have my name on the trophy alongside some of the great golfing names that are there already.”
In third place, three strokes back from the leading duo, was Ockie Strydom, who sank a 30-foot bomb on 18 to secure his spot. And three more shots back were Dylan Frittelli and invitee Scott Vincent from Zimbabwe.
Phelan started the final round tied for second, two off the lead, but while he had an eagle and two birdies, he also had six bogeys in a two over 74, earning ZAR 21547 (€1,219). Scores
European Tour — Paul Dunne has joined forces with Paul McGinley’s former caddie Darren Reynolds.
Reynolds caddied most recently for Romain Wattel of France, who has yet to win on the European Tour.
The new pair missed the cut in the ISPS HANDA Perth International on Friday.
The negative is a missed cut but the positive is a well needed trip home! Hopefully some home cooked meals sorts out the putter problems!— Paul Dunne (@dunners11) February 26, 2016
Ladies European Tour — Jiyai Shin of Korea won the RACV Ladies Masters at the Pines Resort in Australia, closing with a 69 to win by three shots from Holly Clyburn on 14 under par.
Carlow’s Rebecca Codd was 74th on 19 over, closing with a 80 to earn €575.