As Amateur Champion made the halfway cut in The Open in 2015 at St Andrews and 2016 Masters at Augusta National, where his back-nine 31 on the final day equalled the lowest by an amateur in the tournament’s history.
It gave him a 68 just 24 hours after he had posted an 83. Turned professional with a plus-five handicap immediately afterwards and now returns to The Open at Royal Portrush thanks to his runner-up finish in December’s South African Open, part of The Open Qualifying Series with three spots up for grabs.
Was ranked 361st in the world at the time and it came three months after he won on the European Challenge Tour and then finished fifth at the European Tour Qualifying School.
Had three second places on the Challenge Tour in 2016, taking ninth place on the order of merit to earn promotion to the main circuit, but lost his card the following season after a best of only joint-tenth – and that in his opening event, the Australian PGA Championship.
Just before the end of 2017, however, he was invited to the Mauritius Open and came third only two strokes behind winner Dylan Frittelli.