After a quiet couple of years on the Challenge Tour, he cashed in on the biggest prize of his career when the Englishman took the 2014 Kazakhstan Open title to ensure graduation to The European Tour for a third full campaign, this time as the sixth-placed player on the Rankings. The foundation of his victory was a stunning nine under par second round at Zhailjau Golf Resort to edge out compatriot Andrew Johnston by a couple of strokes. In his previous two turns on The Race to Dubai he had mixed success, finishing 206th on the season-long list in 2012, having initially shown great promise in his rookie season two years prior after missing out on retaining his card by just one place at 118th. Both his previous seasons were earned as the result of runner-up finishes at the Qualifying School Final Stage, off the back of an impressive amateur career, in which he represented Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup in 2009. That year he also got to the final of the Amateur Championship, three years after his success in the Spanish Amateur Championship, which earned him a European Tour debut that season at the Open de Espana.