Was working in a snooker hall in his native Southend-on-Sea three years ago, but will again be rubbing shoulders with the golfing elite on The 2013 European Tour after retaining his playing privileges at the 2012 Qualifying School Final Stage. Earned a rookie campaign at the Final Stage in 2011, but made just three cuts all season in 2012 and reverted back to the Challenge Tour for the second half of the campaign. Was faced with having a lowly playing category on the Challenge Tour in 2013 but found some form when it mattered by taking the eighth card at PGA Catalunya Resort. The highlight of an impressive amateur career came with victory at the 2010 St Andrews Links Trophy. Turned professional shortly after an aborted attempt to study and further his golfing education at college in Illinois, America. Suffered from homesickness and returned to Europe to try his luck on the Challenge Tour in 2011, recording four top ten finishes – including one as runner-up at the Scottish Hydro Challenge – in an impressive debut campaign which culminated in him finishing in 26th place in the Rankings. Was first inspired to take up the game after watching videos of the late, great Spaniard Seve Ballesteros winning The Open Championship at St Andrews in 1984.