Gregory Bourdy says it would be a "dream" to part of the next Ryder Cup, but he knows he still have plenty of work to do.
The Frenchman kicked off the first qualifying event for the tournament at Gleneagles in the best possible fashion as he won the Wales Open by two shots ahead of American Peter Uihlein.
"It's one of my big goals and dreams to be in the Ryder Cup, although I didn't realise the points started this week until after my first round," Bourdy, who wasn't among the favourites in the to win the tournament.
"I've been playing golf since I was three years old and it's always been my dream to win majors and be in the Ryder Cup, especially in France in 2018.
"Now I have a chance to make the next one (at Gleneagles in 2014) but there are a lot of tournaments to play. It's a great start but I will need to play very well because there are so many great players in Europe and it's going to be tough as usual to be in the team.
"I'm so happy about this and I'm going to remember for a long time this finish on this course; a lot of great moments have been here for the Ryder Cup and I was thinking about it on the 18th when I was walking on the fairway."
Europe are favourite retain their title with bookmakers like Betfair, and Bourdy could need in the region of 2.5million points in to secure an automatic place on Paul McGinley's side.
Bourdy, though, showed that he has what it takes as he carded a final round of four-under-par 68 to overcome a three-shot deficit and beat Uihlein to the title.