A contemporary of Phil Mickelson, David Duval and Justin Leonard on the American Collegiate circuit. Loves Europe and prefers European lifestyle to his native California. Admits the "biggest blow" of his career came in 1998 - the third of four seasons on the Challenge Tour - when he finished 16th to miss out on his card for the main Tour. Rectified that in 1999 by finishing 11th in the Qualifying School Finals at San Roque. Late starter - 16 years old when a friend introduced him to the game. Father was an architect and Kevin studied engineering at college.