Alex Gleeson is likely to carry the hopes of the locals into today’s final day of action at the Radisson West of Ireland Championship.
The Castle Golf Club member, who has family connections in Sligo, will face James Fox in the first of this morning’s semi-finals.
Portmarnock’s Fox is looking to win the tournament 20 years after his brother Noel tasted success.
The second semi-final involves Robert Brazil from Naas and Jack Madden from Royal Portrush.
The two winners will contest the final this afternoon.