Will remember 2009 as the year he finally banished his tag as an ‘unlucky loser’, having finished 22nd in the Challenge Tour Rankings in his previous two campaigns. Had looked on course to end the hoodoo in 2008, the year he captured his maiden Challenge Tour title at the Challenge de España, where he beat his fellow Scot Lloyd Saltman into a share of second place. Entered the final round of the season-ending Apulia San Domenico Grand Final in a tie for third place, and with his destiny firmly in his own hands. But a closing round of 73 meant he dropped back into a share of tenth place, leaving him 22nd in the Rankings and just two places outside qualification for The European Tour. That consigned him to another season on the Challenge Tour last year, but he made amends for the heartache by finishing 17th in the final Rankings. The final day at San Domenico Golf was again anything but straightforward, however, as he followed a triple bogey at the 14th hole with a bogey at the 15th, before closing with two birdies to finish in a tie for fourth place. Won the Scottish Amateur Championship in 2002, and is coached by Ian Rae of the Scottish Golf Union.