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Former Miami Golfer Set for U.S. Open

Former Miami Golfer Set for U.S. Open

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Former University of Miami golfer Daniela Darquea is set to compete in the 2022 U.S. Open beginning on Thursday at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.

Darquea will tee off at 9:01 a.m. on Hole 9 alongside Tiffany Chan of Hong Kong China and Lauren Gomez of Murrieta, Calif.

Darquea shot 2-under-par (142) during the 36-hole U.S. Women’s Open Qualifier in May 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).