As a rookie on the Challenge Tour in 2013 he made a big impression, gaining a European Tour card at the first attempt thanks chiefly to a runaway victory in the lucrative Kazakhstan Open, where he won by seven shots. Finished the season with top tens in the National Bank of Oman Golf Classic and the season-ending Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final hosted by Al Badia Golf Club to take fifth place in the Challenge Tour Rankings. His rise through the professional ranks has been swift, having earned his Challenge Tour exemption via a second place finish in the 2012 Nordic League Order of Merit. Studied at San Diego State University after an impressive amateur career, before turning professional in 2011. Away from golf his interests include sports, films, music, singing, dancing, video games, food, computers, fashion, and interior design.