Lost his card after finishing 140th in The 2013 Race to Dubai but immediately regained his status with a second place finish in the Qualifying School Final Stage at PGA Catalunya Resort. Came close to a breakthrough European Tour victory on three occasions, in 2009 at the Open de España, in 2010 at the KLM Open and at the 2012 Irish Open, finishing runner-up every time, before eventually sealing his maiden win in style at the BMW International Open. Was made to work hard for the win in Germany, having to hold off the challenges of Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Grégory Havret and 2013 Race to Dubai winner Henrik Stenson, in a four-man sudden death play off. Exploded onto the European Challenge Tour by winning the second event of the 2007 season, the Abierto Mexicano Corona, worth €37,248. A further four top ten finishes enabled him to finish 11th in the final Rankings. Also lost his card in 2008 but regained it at the Qualifying School at the end of that year and has been a permanent fixture on The European Tour since, never outside the top 100 in The Race to Dubai until 2013. Introduced to the game at the age of two when he used to run behind his father with a small stick and a ball. He went on to become Paraguay’s top ranked amateur player for six years before turning professional in 2003.