Captured his second Challenge Tour title, four years after collecting his first at the Scottish Challenge, when he prevailed by one stroke courtesy of a closing round of 69 at the 2010 ALLIANZ Open Côtes d’Armor Bretagne. That victory banished the memories of a disappointing 2009 campaign, when he struggled to adjust to life back on the Challenge Tour after losing his European Tour card in 2008. His 2007 European Tour season was a bit of an all-or-nothing affair, missing 18 cuts from 31 events but finishing in the top 25 nine times when he did feature at the weekend. Best performance came near his Birmingham base when he finished in a tie for fourth in The Quinn Direct British Masters at The Belfry – his best European Tour performance to date, helping him to a career-best 80th on the money list. Comes from a strong sporting family, with his brother Josh playing for Manchester United reserves for five years and his cousin Tom Whitehouse a fellow Challenge Tour Member. Father Tim was a Conference footballer, but it was his uncle Bob who introduced him to golf at the age of six. Turned professional at the beginning of 2000, and made gradual progression through the MasterCard Tour and the Challenge Tour to earn promotion to The European Tour, before a tied sixth finish in the 2011 Apulia San Domenico Grand Final meant he clinched a return to The European Tour in 2012.