Finally made the step up to The European Tour by claiming the fourth card on offer at Qualifying School Final Stage in 2014. Had seen the event as a last chance saloon, having entered the week poised to accept a winter job as a postman had he not qualified on his tenth attempt. After his successful turn at the six round marathon his relief was there for all to see, barely holding back the tears as he spoke of realising something he had been dreaming of for a long time. Had played on the Challenge Tour since 2011, recording runner-up finishes in his first two seasons, and posting a career-best 48th in the Rankings in 2013. The son of a professional footballer, sport has always been in his blood. Graduated in 2000 with a BSc Hons degree in Sport Science, before improving his handicap from two to plus three and getting into the England squad, with the help of his coach, George Will. Turned professional at the age of 25, and completed his PGA training before deciding to pursue a playing career. Won the PGA National Assistants Championship in his first year as a professional, a victory which gained him entry to the 2005 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club.