Earned for winning the Audi Cork Irish Masters, it came three days after he’d secured a second appearance in The Open in four years.
The 30-year-old headed for the Emerald Isle with a spring in his step after coming through a play-off in local final qualifying for the world’s oldest major.
And he’ll now head for Lytham the week after next walking tall after producing a stunning last-day performance to taste victory on the third-tier circuit.
Saltman broke the course record at Fota Island with a stunning ten-under-par 61 to win by eight shots. It moved him to the top of the 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour Order of Merit by just £8.33.
“I have always had that there to be honest,” said the Lothians player. “I felt it was a matter of time until I came out and produced something like that.
“I made a target of nine under for the tournament so to shoot ten under in one round was a great performance that I am very proud of.”
Meanwhile, Liberton’s Robert Jack finished a creditable second in the Scottish Seniors’ Open Championship at Luffness New.
The Capital player closed with a 70 – the only par-matching round on the last day – to finish on ten-over 220, one behind winner Lindsay Blair from Grangemouth.
John Fraser of Royal Burgess claimed a share of third on 223 with Sunningdale’s John Baldwin, whose hopes of a wire-to-wire win were dashed by a closing 81.