Made his Open Championship debut at the age of 32 by finishing joint third in the 2017 HNA French Open and returns now after being one of five runners-up behind Christiaan Bezuidenhout in the Estrella Damm NA Andaucia Masters at Valderrama on June 30.
Three Royal Portrush places were being played for as part of The Open Qualifying Series and World Cup player Lorenzo-Vera and Adri Arnaus joined Bezuidenhout in the field because Jon Rahm was already exempt and the pair had higher world ranking positions than Eduardo de la Riva and Alvaro Quiros, who also ended up on four under par, six behind the South African.
It matched his best finish on the European Tour, having also finished joint second at the 2008 Volvo China Open, losing a play-off to Joakim Lagergren in last season’s Rocco Forte Sicilian Open and being part of a nine-way tie at March’s Commerical Bank Qatar Masters. Tied for 16th in May’s PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.
Won on the Alps Tour as an amateur, then in 2007 topped the Challenge Tour rankings after winning the season-ending Grand Final, a tournament in which he started with a nine under par 62.