Led going into the final round of the Turkish Airlines Open by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, before finishing fourth – a result which helped him to finishing 51st on The Race to Dubai, his best year to date. Added to his reputation as a Qualifying School specialist in 2013 when he claimed the ninth card at PGA Catalunya Resort, the sixth time in eight trips that he had done so since 2003. Played his first season on the International Schedule after graduating from the 2003 Qualifying School, and was in danger of returning in 2004 until a share of sixth place in his last event of the season – the Open de Madrid – secured his card. Enjoyed a more consistent second season on The European Tour in 2005, finishing 71st in the Order of Merit, but was back at Qualifying School in 2006 and 2008, both times finishing in the all-important top 30 to secure his playing privileges and in the latter finishing second at PGA Cataluyna Resort. Was back on the Challenge Tour in 2010, finishing 51st in the Rankings, but ensured a return to The European Tour for 2011 by taking the 25th card at Qualifying School Final Stage. Started playing golf at the age of three and the highlight of his amateur career was reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Amateur Championships in 1996.