One of six players to T12 at the 2009 Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament but missed on one of the two conditionally-exempt spots when he made a par on he second playoff hole. Did not play in a Champions Tour event in 2009 after making 26 starts in the previous four years, including nine in 2008 and 13 in 2007. Recorded his career-best Champions Tour finish at the 2007 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn. Second-round, 8-under 64 was a career low and moved him into second place, three strokes back of R.W. Eaks after 36 holes. Ended T2 along with Jay Haas, two strokes behind Eaks, after making birdies on three of his last five holes. His $128,000 check vaulted him into the top 50 on the money list for the first time. Earlier in the season, finished T6 at the Regions Charity Classic in Alabama after shooting a final-round 66 at Ross Bridge. Lone top-10 effort in 2008 was a T6 at the 3M Championship. Did not turn professional until 2004, working 25 years selling corporate insurance. Starred as a collegian at Ohio State University, where he was a teammate of John Cook and Joey Sindelar. A two-time winner of the Canadian Amateur (1977-78), he also won the Ohio Mid-Amateur three times.