Came to prominence in 2005 when he finished in the top 20 of the European Challenge Tour Rankings but improved his European Tour status for 2006 when he went to the Qualifying School - Final Stage at San Roque and won the event. Finished 95th on the Order of Merit in 2006 and consolidated his position when he finished 100th in 2007. Took up the game at the age of 12 under the encouragement of his cousin Sam Walker, also a European Tour Member. Played for England at all levels and won the 2001 Spanish Amateur Open Championship before turning professional. Earned a place on the UK’s Third Level Tour, the PGA Europro Tour, where he won the Order of Merit in 2003 to progress to the Challenge Tour.