Following an impressive amateur career which included victories at the Queensland Amateur Championship, the Keperra Bowl and the Riversdale Cup, Jake Higginbottom won the New Zealand Open as an amateur in 2012.
Higginbottom became the first amateur in more than half a century to win the New Zealand Open. He turned professional two days later.
Higginbottom has played the PGA Tour of Australasia and Asian Tours for most of his professional career to date, including a runner-up finish in the Fiji International.
One of his more impressive performances would come in 2014 when he finished 6th at the Australian Open at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney.