A regular mover between the two top tiers of European golf since 2004, Manley broke his duck with victory in the 2013 Finnish Challenge but narrowly missed out on automatic promotion with a 19th place finish in the Challenge Tour Rankings. Rallied to claim the tenth card at the Qualifying School Final Stage in Girona, his fourth successful visit in ten years. Travelled straight from Spain to Australia to represent Wales in the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf, where in his final round he had one of the most bizarre level par 72s ever recorded. After starting with two birdies at Royal Melbourne, he had a hole-in-one on the short third before carding an 11 on the following hole en route to finishing tied eighth. Began playing at the age of ten at Mountain Ash Golf Club in South Wales with his dad, David. Could have been a footballer as had trials at 16 with Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Luton, but chose a career in golf, starting a four year scholarship at West Florida University in 1998. Part of the winning Walker Cup side in 2003, and first won his Tour card at the 2004 Qualifying School.