WATCH: Lovely moment as Shane Lowry embraces fellow Irishman Paul Dunne following British Masters win
He secured a top 10 finish himself with a solid four days' golf, but you couldn't wipe the smile off Shane Lowry's face as Paul Dunne chipped in on the 18th green to win the British Masters.
Dunne's delicate chip-in for birdie secured a brilliant round of -9 to finish the tournament on -20, three shots ahead of Rory McIlrory on -17.
Lowry will be happy with his performance as he carded a final day -3 to finish on -13 and the affable Offalyman was first to embrace Dunne as the Wicklow man strolled triumphantly off the 18th green.
Padraig Harrington led the praise on Twitter for his fellow Irish golfer.
"Great day for Irish golf. A new winner on tour @dunners11.Hopefully the first of many for the next generation of young Irish golfers," tweeted Harrington.
Amazing!! Brilliant finish from Paul Dunne - he chips in on the last for a round of 61 & a first prize of £500,000 pic.twitter.com/u6SO5ZWUaa— Des Cahill (@sportsdes) October 1, 2017
Great day for Irish golf. A new winner on tour @dunners11.Hopefully the first of many for the next generation of young Irish golfers.— Padraig Harrington (@padraig_h) October 1, 2017
What a way to finish! You said it Boxy.— Doc Donal GolfCentralDaily (@golfcentraldoc) October 1, 2017
Paul Dunne take a bow. pic.twitter.com/emwZUGpaaV
I'm very shrewd so knew Paul Dunne would be a good player when he was a mere amateur - and led the 2015 Open after 54 holes— James Corrigan (@jcorrigangolf) October 1, 2017
Pressure is for tyres!!! @dunners11 ⛳️🏌️👏🏻— luke fitzgerald (@lukefitz11) October 1, 2017