Finished 12th on the Challenge Tour Rankings in 2013 to graduate to The European Tour for the third time. Twice came runner-up and had two more top tens in an impressive season, which followed a four-month spell away from the game travelling in Thailand. The sabbatical renewed his hunger and he reproduced the sort of form that earned him three Challenge Tour titles, most recently the 2010 Kenya Open. Enjoyed an impressive rookie year on The European Tour in 2008, finishing 72nd in the Order or Merit. Boasted a formidable amateur record before turning professional at the end of 2006 upon graduating from the University of Tennessee State, playing in the 2005 Walker Cup and collecting the 2005 Scottish and Welsh Amateur Open Stroke Play Championships as well as the English edition in 2006. Secured his maiden professional win at the 2007 Scottish Challenge and waited just seven days to add a second title – the Rolex Trophy.