Had to retain his playing European Tour privileges for the second year running at the 2013 Qualifying School Final Stage, where he narrowly made the grade on the mark in claiming the 22nd card. Started 2012 well and had three early top 20 finishes, but faded as the year went on. Made his breakthrough in the 2009 Madeira Islands Open BPI – Portugal, where he survived a late wobble to triumph by one shot and collect the winner’s cheque for €116,660. Ended 2008 as winner of the Tour de las Americas Order of Merit at the tender age of 20. First shot to prominence at the end of 2007 when winning the Tour de las Americas Qualifying School by nine shots, in the process breaking Johnny Miller’s 32 year course record at the Bonaventure Country Club in Florida with a sublime round of 61. Followed up that feat with victory on only his third Challenge Tour appearance at the 77° Abierto VISA del Centro 2008 presentado por Personal. Ended the season in fifth place in the Rankings thanks largely to his victory at the Apulia San Domenico Grand Final, where he birdied four of the last five holes to take the €48,000 winner’s cheque. By progressing from a leading player on the Tour de las Americas to a Challenge Tour graduate and now a European Tour champion, he has followed the well-worn path trodden by his compatriots and friends Rafa Echenique and Andres Romero. His girlfriend Henni Zuel plays on the Ladies European Tour.