On Sept. 9, he’s bound from Dublin to Portugal after the 11th-hour entry into his first European Challenge Tour event shot an 8-under-par 62 on Saturday and won the Northern Ireland Open by two shots on Sunday.

Life sure moves fast.

The former St. Cloud State golfer and “Game of Thrones” fan won nearly $38,000 and a wooden sculpture carved from a gnarly tree fallen in a nearby stand made famous by the American television show after winning the Northern Ireland Open in his Challenge Tour debut.