Brian Keogh --
West Waterford’s Seamus Power is all set for a big reunion with Rory McIlroy following Sunday night’s breakthrough victory on the Web.com Tour in Indiana.
The pair could have been teammates at East Tennessee State University a decade ago but McIlroy opted to play full time as an amateur and turn professional at 18 instead of taking up the offer to join his former amateur rival in collegiate golf.
The Holywood star has gone on to win four majors and become world No. 1 but while Power, 29, has toiled on mini tours he’s now on the verge of graduation to the megabucks PGA Tour after his one-shot win in the United Leasing & Finance Championship put him within touching distance of his dream.
"It's huge," Power said after a check for $108,000 catapulted him to seventh in the money list with $131,733, just $30,000 short of the total it took to secure a PGA Tour card last year.
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