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Biography

Since I started playing golf at the age of four, I have dreamt of becoming the number one player in the LPGA tour.

When I was a little kid my parents taught me that if I really liked something I had to be passionate about it and never forget to enjoy it. Golf has been a quintessential part of my life; it was what kept me up and going when my father passed seven years ago.

In 2013, I became a University of Miami Student-Athlete. College golf was a great stepping stone from junior golf to professional golf and my game really improved over my college years.

Although people see me as a talented athlete; I prefer to see myself as an honest, persistent and hard working person.

I am twenty-two years old now and the dream has not changed. Every day I am getting closer to becoming the first Ecuadorian to have a full LPGA card, to have a long stable professional career; and, hopefully, some day become the best women golf player in the world.

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World ranking

104

Race to CME Globe

1

Professional wins

7

Career top 10's

259

Driving distance (yards)

64

Greens in regulation

72.78

Scoring average

46.55

Sand saves

Date of birth

26/06/1995

Age 22

Birthplace

Quito

Ecuador

Turned pro

January

2017

Height

5’8

172cm

Influences

Lorena Ochoa

Mexico

Interests

University of Miami

Exercise physiology

In the bag

Driver

Callaway Rogue

5 Wood

Titleist – 917F2 (18 loft) Diamana Blue 70 (S-Flex)

Hybrid

Titleist – 816H1 (23 loft) Diamana Blue 80 (S-Flex)

Ball

Titleist – Pro V1

Irons

Titleist 4-PW – 718 CB KBS Tour V (110gr) (S-Flex)

Wedges

Titleist SM6 60 (M grind) – 56 (M grind) – 52 (F grind) True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts

Putter

Scotty Cameron Newport 2 – (34 inches)

Glove & Shoes

Footjoy

Achievements

PRO

1st Profesional Win at the 2017 IOA Championship.
T-2nd place at the Symetra Classic.
T-5th at Guardian Championship.
T-7th at Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout.
T-8th Sioux Falls Great Life Challenge.
T-8th FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship.
Category 17 LPGA Status for the 2018 Season.

COLLEGE

Former member of the University of Miami Women’s Golf Team.
1st 2013 Hurricane Invitational.
1st 2013 Sun Trust Gator Women Invite.
1st 2014 Briar’s Creek Invitational.
WGCA All-American 2013 – 2014, 2015-2016.
All-American Scholar Team 2013 – 2014.
All- ACC Academic Team 2013-2014, 2014–2015, 2015-2016.
ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year (Women’s Golf) 2015-2016.
Qualified for the 2015 US WOMENS OPEN.

AMATEUR

1st 2008 Sudamericano Prejuvenil.
T1st 2010 Optimist International.
3rd 2012 AJGA Junior Open at Legends.
1st 2012AJGA Kansas Junior at Buffalo Dunes.
2nd 2012 Sudamericano Juvenil.
T1st 2012 AJGA Steve Marino Championship.
5th place at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championship.

Meet Daniela

Favourite music?

Music in Spanish.

Favourite food?

Ceviche.

In my spare time?

Work out, read & watch movies.

Ambitions?

Get a full LPGA card for next year, win on the LPGA.

Holiday destination?

Quito, Ecuador.

Ideal 4 ball?

Jorge Mesa (my coach), Felipe Darquea (my cousin) & Jose Miranda (MY best friend).

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Get in touch

#TeamDarquea

I am very thankful for the continued support from friends, family, coaches, sponsors and partners, enabling me to pursue my golfing ambitions. If you would like to find out more about becoming part of my team, press enquiries, sponsorship opportunities or associating your brand with me, please do get in touch via the contact form above or by emailing info@danieladarquea.com

Thanks

Daniela

Swing Coach

Jorge Mesa

Putting Coach

James Sieckmann

Caddie

John Sudduth

Mental Coach

Manuel Bastidas