After a disappointing season on the Challenge Tour in 2008 he took the unusual step last year of selling shares in himself to fund his 2009 campaign, and the shareholders enjoyed an almost immediate return on their investment when he claimed his maiden Challenge Tour title at The Princess. The €48,000 he collected helped him amass earnings of €110,488, and gave him a return to The European Tour as the Number Six graduate. That was his second highest finish in the Challenge Tour Rankings – his best came in 2005, when he finished fourth after a superb season. It was after losing his card in 2002 that he decided to change coaches, linking up with Stuart Dowsett at Sundridge Park Golf Club in 2003. Credits Dowsett with turning his career around. Attended college in his home town of Bromley to study Business Studies and Finance in the early 1990s, before turning professional in 1993.