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    Charlie Danielson
    Charlie Danielson
    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Osceola, Wis.

    High School:
    Osceola

    Birthdate:
    01/16/1994

    04/20/2014

    #8 Illini Finish Second at Boilermaker Invite

    Illinois Can't Hold Off Hard-Charging Hawkeyes in Final Round

    04/19/2014

    #8 Illini Lead by 5 Shots at Boilermaker Invite

    3 Illinois Players Inside Top 12; All 5 Inside Top 20

    04/06/2014

    #8 Illini Finish 4th at 3M Augusta Invitational

    Detry Ties for 4th After Final-Round 69

    04/05/2014

    #8 Illini 4th After 36 Holes at 3M Augusta Invite

    Detry Tied for 4th After Second-Round 68

    03/25/2014

    #6 Illini Finish Ninth at Valspar Invite

    Danielson, Hauter Tie for 15th in Individual Race

    09/15/2013

    Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational Day 1

    Photos from day two of the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

    09/15/2013

    Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational Day 3

    Photos from day three of the 2013 Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

    09/14/2013

    Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational Day 1

    Photos from day one of the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational on Friday, September 13, 2013.

    05/29/2013

    NCAA Championships Day 2

    Photos from day two of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships.

    05/28/2013

    NCAA Championships Day 1

    Photos from day 1 of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships.

    At Illinois
    2013-14: Ranked second on the team with a 70.55 stroke average in 11 rounds during the fall, including a low 18 of 66 (-4) and a low 54 of 202 (-8) ... Finished third at The Macdonald Cup with a 202 (-8), including a 66 in the second round ... Placed fourth at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate with a 215 (+2) ... Missed the first round of the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational with a back injury but recovered to fire rounds of 72-66 for a two-round total of 138 (-6) on the tournament's last two days, with the 66 serving as the best score of the final round ... Posted four rounds under par and three rounds of even par during the fall.

    2012-13: Finished fourth on the team with a 73.35 stroke average ... Earned PING honorable mention All-America honors by finishing tied for 13th at the NCAA Championships with a 54-hole score of 4-under-par 206, Danielson's career best ... Fired a 4-under 66 in the second round of the NCAA Championships, the third-best score of the day ... Defeated Texas' Toni Hakula 1-up to clinch Illinois' 3-2 win over the Longhorns in the NCAA quarterfinal match on May 31 ... Topped California's Joel Stalter 3 & 2 in the NCAA semifinal match on June 1 ... Posted a career-best round of 7-under-par 65 in the first round of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional ... Tied for fifth at the NCAA Regional with a career best-tying 216 ... Posted a 72.67 average in four fall tournaments, including career-best scores of 216 at the Wolf Run Invitational and Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational ... Finished in the top 30 in nine of 11 tournaments he has played, and has five top-10 finishes ... Had nine rounds under par and four rounds at par ... Fired a 68 in the second round of the Desert Shootout on March 22 ... Named one of the top 12 freshmen in the nation by Golfweek after the fall season ... Competed in all four fall tournaments, including a fall-best 216 at both the Wolf Run Invitational and Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational ... Led the Illini at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational with a 216 (+6) to finish tied for 12th ... Tied for seventh at the D.A. Weibring Invitational with a six-over-par 219 ... Shot a 216 at the Wolf Run Invitational, finished tied for 10th with Illini teammates Thomas Detry and Mason Jacobs ... Finished second at the 2013 Wisconsin State Amateur, falling to Oklahoma State's Jordan Niebrugge by one stroke ... Qualified for the 2013 U.S. Amateur.

    High School
    Won the Wisconsin State Championship in 2010 and again in 2012 ... Placed as the runner-up in the Wisconsin State Championship in 2011 ... Won the PGA Junior Series - Nebraska in 2011 ... Won the American Junior Golf Association - Las Vegas Tournament in 2012 ... Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Tournament in 2012 ... Holds course records on Krooked Kreek, New Richmond, and Amery.

    Personal
    Born on Jan. 16, 1994 ... Son of Craig and Liz Danielson ... Has two siblings, Lindsay and Casey ... Lindsay was a member of Wisconsin's golf team and graduated 2013 ... Casey is a freshman on Stanford's golf team in 2013-14 ... Enrolled in the College of Business ... A-Honor Roll all four years of high school ... Enjoys playing tennis and basketball as well as spending time at lakes.

    Getting to Know Charlie Danielson
    Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods ... Favorite professional sports team: Minnesota Vikings ... What attracted me to Illinois: Coach Small ... Favorite restaurant on campus: Chipotle ... Nickname: Chuck ... Favorite TV show: Workaholics ... Favorite movie: Fast Fire ... Dream job: PGA Tour ... How I started playing golf: My father ... Favorite course: Cherry Hills Country Club ... What I've learned from Coach Small: How to approach every shot and what a true leader looks like ... One thing people don't know about me: I've undergone two knee surgeries.

    What's in the bag?
    Driver: RBZ TaylorMade
    Wood: RBZ TaylorMade
    Irons: MC TaylorMade
    Putter: Scotty Cameron
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

    Danielson's Career Statistics
    YearRoundsStrokesStroke AverageLow RoundLow 54-Hole Score
    2012-13 342,49473.3565 (-7)206 (-4)
    2013-14 1177670.5566 (-6)202 (-8)
    Total 453,27072.6765 (-7)202 (-8)

    Updated January 2014

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