Joined the professional ranks in January 2003 after a highly successful amateur career. Represented Chile at junior and senior level, and played in the Eisenhower Trophy in 2002. Attended College at NC State, North Carolina. A skiing accident slowed down his initiation as a professional in 2003, but from December of that year he won 20 events on the local Chile Tour and the Chile Open in 2005 and 2006. A successful season on The European Tour in 2010, when he won twice in the Rolex Trophy and the Egyptian Open presented by SODIC and finished ninth in the Rankings, gave him his maiden season on The European Tour in 2011. However, despite some promising performances, such as tied third in the Scottish Open, he ended the season in 119th place in The Race to Dubai – one spot away from keeping his card. Returned to the Challenge Tour in 2012 and finished 18th in the Rankings to guarantee a return to the top tier in 2013.