Secured his maiden European Tour title when he charged through the field to win the 2006 Aa St Omer Open and secure a priceless European Tour exemption. Had won the previous year on the Challenge Tour when he captured the Abierto Telefonica Moviles de Guatemala but finished outside the top 20 in the Rankings and, after also missing out at the Qualifying School, looked destined for another season on the Challenge Tour until his victory in France. In 2003, came agonisingly close to securing a card through the Challenge Tour Rankings but missed out by one place. Instead took the trip to Northern Spain for The European Tour Qualifying School Finals and exacted ‘revenge’ for missing out via the Challenge Tour route by graduating with the 18th card. Was unable to hold his card and returned to the Challenge Tour in 2005.