Earned a breakthrough victory in 2014 with a maiden European Tour title at the BMW International Open in Germany. Was made to work hard for the win, 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. Suffered a real scare three months later, however, when he was hit by a ball at the KLM Open, after which he was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure while play in the Netherlands was briefly suspended. Left hospital with no serious damage and the following year went some way to making amends by finishing fourth thanks to a final round seven under par 63. Had previously come close to winning on the European Tour on three other 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. Exploded onto the European Challenge Tour by winning the second event of the 2007 season, the Abierto Mexicano Corona. Four further top ten finishes enabled him to finish 11th in the Rankings, so earning graduation to the European Tour. Introduced to the game at the age of two, when he used to run behind his father with a small stick and a ball. Went on to become Paraguay’s top-ranked amateur for six years, before turning professional in 2003.