Made impressive progress in his first three seasons on the European Tour with numerous strong performances, coming close to claiming his first win at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation. Finished tied for the lead after 72 holes with Søren Kjeldsen and Bernd Wiesberger at Royal County Down, but Kjeldsen prevailed with a birdie at the first extra hole. Took full advantage of the opportunity to play in the 2012 ALLIANZ Open Côtes d’Armor Bretagne on the Challenge Tour by winning the tournament by one shot. Until then had the lowest playing category, but ended the season clutching a European Tour card after finishing 13th in the Rankings. Turned professional in 2011 after a glittering amateur career, during which he played in three victorious Jacques Léglise Trophy teams and was part of England’s victory in the 2010 European Team Championships. Began playing golf at the age of four with his father, who runs the local clubhouse, and his brother, who is now a golf coach. Says he was always very focused and driven in becoming a professional and preferred to spend time on the practice ground rather than in the local pubs and clubs. Supports Chelsea and Reading and enjoys reading books about improving sporting performance.