Former Miami Golfer Qualifies for U.S. Open

Former Miami Golfer Qualifies for U.S. Open

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Former University of Miami golfer Daniela Darquea booked her spot to compete in the U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club after finishing in third at the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open Qualifier on Wednesday.

Darquea shot 2-under-par (142) during the 36-hole event to earn a spot in the major championship. She finished just two strokes behind leader, Lauren Hartlage, and was one of just three golfers to end the qualifier under par.

A native of Quito, Ecuador, Darquea was a member of the Miami golf team from 2013 to 2016 and, during that time, she captured three ACC All-Conference honors and totaled 17 top-10 finishes. Darquea became Miami’s first All-American since 1994 as a freshman (2013), after totaling five top-10 finishes.

Off the court, Darquea was a three-time ACC All-Academic team member and was tabbed the ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2016.

Darquea will make her third appearance at the U.S. Women’s Open when she takes the course on June 2, having played in the tournament in 2018 and 2021. She recorded her best showing at the tournament in 2018, when she finished 61st at 18-over-par (306).

The 2022 U.S. Open will be played from June 2-5 at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.