Hannah Su said: “I want to praise Darren on his amazing victory. This was a magnificent achievement and a very well deserved win. Darren is an extremely popular person, is very highly regarded across the golfing world and I am so happy for him.
“This has been an exciting time for golf in Northern Ireland and we are making excellent headlines thanks to the achievements of a number of our golfers.
“These successes are very significant and I hope they will help us grow our tourism industry with all the attention that Northern Ireland golf has garnered.”