Came through all three stages of the 2012 Qualifying School, taking the 18th card at the Final Stage at PGA Catalunya Resort with a seven under par total. Earlier that year finished tied tenth in the BMW PGA Championship, having gained entry as the leading PGA professional in the Irish PGA region. Won three times on the Challenge Tour in 2000 to finish second in the Rankings and graduate to The European Tour, but could not keep his card, taking 124th spot in the Order of Merit. Also came through the Challenge Tour in 2005, again narrowly failing to retain his playing privileges at the highest level in 2006. Was Ireland’s leading amateur by the age of 21 and enjoyed match play victories over Padraig Harrington in the finals of the South of Ireland and the Irish Amateur Close Championship. Broke his left wrist and right elbow in a horseriding accident in 1997. Father Liam is a former European and Senior Tour winner.