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Earned first PGA Tour card after T8 finish at 2006 Qualifying Tournament. Made the cut in 16 of 20 starts during his rookie season on the 2006 Nationwide Tour, with 10 Top-25 finishes. Finished the season 42nd on the money list, with $134,038. Completed the year rank fifth in Greens in Regulation Percentage (71.45), and sixth in scoring average (70.15) and All-Around Ranking. Began the year with no status but played his way on the Tour through Monday qualifiers and Top-25 finishes. His first start came at the Henrico County Open, gaining entrance by making a birdie on the final hole of the Monday qualifier to join a 12-man playoff for three spots. Went on to finish T10 that week-one of his four Top-10 finishes on the year. Other Top-10 performances included career-best T7 outings at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open and the Miccosukee Championship, and a T8 finish at the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic that ultimately gave him Special Temporary Membership on Tour. Finished the campaign with a T6 finish at the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at The Houstonian. Two-time winner on the 2006 Gateway Tour, highlighted by his victory at the Sidney Frank Memorial Tour Championship. The win, worth $60,000, was set up by a 13-under 59 in the third round. Prior to 2006, had made just four starts on the Nationwide Tour, with a T54 at the 2005 Chitimacha Louisiana Open his only made cut. Winner of the 1999 Virginia State Amateur. Former standout at the University of Virginia, where he played in every tournament during his career from 1999 to 2002. All-Atlantic Coast Conference as a senior. Helped lead his team to the 2001 Seminole Intercollegiate Championship when he captured individual medalist honors.
2006 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; rounds played - 72; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.15 (ranked 6th); money - $134,038; (ranked 42nd); best finish - T6th Nationwide Tour Championship at the Houstonian. Got his PGA Tour card by finishing T8th at Q-School.
In his rookie year had four Top-10 and ten top25s in 31 starts with earnings in excess of $1.1 million.
2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 106; in money - 11; Top-10 Finishes - 4; money - $1,179,165 (ranked 80th); best finish - T10th at the Buick Open
scoring average - 70.88 / (94th); driving distance - 298.1 / (29th); driving accuracy - 60.7% / (136th); GIR - 66.0% / (50th); putting - 1.798 / (127th); birdie average - 3.57 per rd / (50th) / total birdies - 378; sand saves - 51.1% / (79th); all-around rank - 661 / (54th)