Nenagh's David Reddan Jnr defied tough conditions and fired a three-over 74 to win the revived De Lacy Staunton Scratch Cup at Athlone.
Reduced to just 18 holes due to inclement weather, the plus-two handicapper produced a gritty performance to overcome strong winds and heavy rain and win by a stroke from Carton House's Conor Stone.
After a beautiful iron shot off the 18th tee set up a winning par, he paid tribute to playing partner, Simon Walker, for his encouragement, explaining that they spurred each other on to keep fighting the conditions.
Walker was third with a 75 as Stone edged him out on a countback over the last three holes.
Athlone's Sean Doyle, Eoin McGrath and Patrick Kenny Jnr did their club proud, finishing amongst the prizes.
De Lacy Staunton Scratch Cup, Athlone GC (Par 71)
Sponsored by Michael Moore Mercedes
1, David Reddan Jnr (+2), Nenagh 74
2, Conor Stone (1) Carton House 75 (last 3)
3, Simon Walker (1) Roscommon 75
4, Sean Doyle (3) Athlone 80
1, Eoin McGrath (2) Athlone 80