Victoria National/Twitter Power made history on Sunday.
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Ireland's Seamus Power won in America for the first time last night, earns $108,000

He becomes the first ever Irish golfer to win on the tour.

WATERFORD GOLFER SEAMUS Power won his maiden Tour title last night as he moved one step closer to earning full playing rights for next season.

The 29-year-old carded a bogey-free final round at the United Leasing and Finance Championship and then watched on as the leaders slipped up.

Power finished on 12-under par at Victoria National in Indiana and it proved to be enough as he become the first ever Irish winner on the Tour.

“It still hasn’t really sunk in. Crazy day,” he said afterwards. “But, yeah, obviously, over the moon. It’s going to take me a couple hours to figure out what it all means, but yeah, right now I’m just very happy and obviously over the moon.”

Power takes home a winner’s cheque of $108,000 and jumped from 47th to seventh on the money list with total earnings of $131,733.

It means Power now has a great chance of finishing inside the top 25, which would earn him a PGA Tour card for 2017.

“That’s where you’re trying to get,” Power said. “If I didn’t see myself doing that, there wouldn’t be a point in playing. This is a huge win, but at the same time, it’s a stepping stone for where I’m trying to be. But it’s a huge step, so I’m excited.”

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