Made it two runner-up finishes at the Qualifying School Final Stage in three seasons in 2011, when he finished second to David Dixon. Two years earlier he was pipped by Simon Khan, and had a mixed rookie campaign on The European Tour, showing glimpses of his prodigal talent but ending the season 118th, one place short of keeping his card. Failed to make an impact on the Challenge Tour in 2011, but a return to the coach who saw him through his impressive amateur career sparked a return to form, and cruised through the Qualifying School Final Stage after a ten under par 60 in the first round. Won the 2006 Spanish Amateur Championship to earn a European Tour debut at the 2006 Open de España, and also reached the final of the 2009 Amateur Championship. Competed in the Walker Cup later that year, and while results might not have gone Great Britain and Ireland’s way (they were defeated 16½ - 9½) his own performance was impressive as he recovered from losing in the Saturday singles to end the contest as the team’s joint leading points scorer. Won his Sunday foursomes match in partnership with Wallace Booth, and more impressively he won his Sunday singles match despite having been one down with three to play. Turned professional the next day, and finished tied eighth at the CASTELLÓ MASTERS Costa Azahar on only his third appearance on The European Tour as a pro. Went into the final day just two shots off the lead in fourth place, but fell four places on the final day after closing with a round of 71. Counts Chris Wood as a close friend.