Attended the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in order to keep playing for Wales at amateur level and represented his country at all levels, playing in Australia, the USA and Europe. Graduated with a Ba Hons degree in Business Studies and IT Management and took a job as an IT analyst. Worked full-time for nine months but quit his job to turn professional in 2002. Spent two seasons on the PGA Europro Tour before stepping up to the Challenge Tour in 2004. Finished the 2004 season at 19th on the Challenge Tour Rankings – four places away from winning a European Tour card – and then broke his elbow the week before the Qualifying School – Final Stage. Returned to the Challenge Tour in 2005 and once again finished the year frustratingly, missing out on a place on Tour by two spots having ended the season in 22nd place on the Rankings. Those near misses were banished in 2006 as he secured his maiden Challenge Tour win at the Estoril Challenge en route to finishing fifth on the Challenge Tour Rankings.