David Hogan is the new European amateur champion after beating his Irish compatriot Mario Fernandez 7-4 in the final in Duffel, Belgium.
It means Hogan, 21, will join the professional circuit for the first time next season.
"I thought I'd blown my chance of getting on the main tour when I didn't finish no.1 in Ireland," he said.
"I missed a couple of PIOS events so wasn't in the running on that and I was ready to put my entry in for next season."
Wendy Jans won the women's title and former world no.8 Darren Morgan secured the seniors crown.