One of the Challenge Tour's hottest properties, he stormed to the top of the Rankings early in the 2013 season with a brilliant seven shot victory in the Montecchia Golf Open presented by POLAROID, posting weekend rounds of 62 and 66. Was his second Challenge Tour win following his triumph in the Challenge de Catalunya in October 2012. Graduated from college in his native United States in May that year and subsequently played ten events on the Challenge Tour, finishing 43rd in the Rankings and securing a full playing category for 2013. Says his decision to play in Europe and not America was fuelled by a desire to be "a more rounded player". Already has Major Championship experience, having qualified to play in the 2012 US Open at Olympic Club.