Rory McIlroy won the inaugural Lough Erne challenge against Padraig Harrington on Wednesday, posting a score of four under par and beating his compatriot by two strokes.

In doing so, the 20-year-old scooped a cool $300,000 prize in the process, and also collected a specially-commissioned Belleek trophy for his cabinet.

The Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh opened up on July 1, and the golf course was designed by six-time major winner Nick Faldo

In other news McIlroy, who is also sponsored by the Resort, has confirmed that he will take part in this year's World Cup in China.

The County Down man, who finished 46th in last week's British Open at Turnberry, will team up with fellow Ulster pro Graeme McDowell as the duo to represent Ireland at this year's competition, which takes place in November.