Former English Amateur Champion, played Number One on the Florida State golf team for three years. Qualified for The European Tour on his first attempt at the Qualifying School but missed out on five subsequent visits. Won Grenoble Tournament on Challenge Tour in 1991 had to wait seven years to win again - the San Paolo Vita Open. Played the last seven holes in five under par to triumph. Credits coach, Nick Bradley, professional at Mill Ride, for success. Played on the Challenge Tour between 1994 and 1998, when he finally achieved his goal of regaining the card he first secured in 1990. Admits that the experience left him flat broke but earned 145,227 euro (£103,733) in 1999 - more than doubling his entire previous earnings since joining The European Tour a decade earlier - and 188,362 euro (£112,023) in 2000. Finished 142nd on the Volvo Order of Merit in 2001 but bounced back to take 25th card at the Qualifying School.