Men's Golf

Charlie  Danielson
Charlie Danielson


Osceola, Wis.

High School:



Illini Ready for Eighth Consecutive NCAA Championship Appearance

Illinois is coming off of its third-straight NCAA Regional Title


Illini Battle for the Lead at Noblesville Regional

Senior Brian Campbell Leads Illinois at 3-under par


Campbell, Illini Start Strong at NCAA Noblesville Regional

Illinois sits in second after the first round of play


Illini Set for Eighth Consecutive NCAA Regional

Illinois Men's Golf Looks for Third-Straight Regional Title


Illini Sweep Individual Conference Honors

Small, Detry and Hardy Highlight yearly Conference Awards for Illinois


OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational Final Round

Photos from the final round of the 2014 OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational.


2014 NCAA Golf Championships Round 3

Photos from the final round of stroke play at the 2014 NCAA Men's Golf Championships.


2014 NCAA Golf Championships Round 2

Photos from round two of the 2014 NCAA Men's Golf Championships, which spanned two days - May 24 and 25.


2014 NCAA Men's Golf Championships Day 1

Photos from Illinois' first and second rounds of the 2014 NCAA Men's Golf Championships.


2014 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships Day 2

Photos from the third round of the 2014 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships.

• Two-time PING All-American (honorable mention, 2014; honorable mention, 2013)
• 2014 PING All-Midwest Region
• 2014 All-Big Ten First Team
• 2014 Les Bolstad Award winner
• Reached Round of 16 at 2013 U.S. Amateur

At Illinois
2014-15: Ranked No. 3 in the 2015 Palmer Cup Team USA rankings entering the spring season ... Participated in a Walker Cup practice session in December ... Posted a team-best 70.64 stroke average during the fall season ... Finished in the top 10 in all four fall tournaments, including three top-5 finishes ... Had six rounds under par and one at par out of 11 in the fall season ... Placed second at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate with a 1-under 212 ... Finished third at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational (214, +4) ... Tied for fifth at the rain-shortened Sagamore Fall Preview with a 1-under 143 ... Posted a season-best 208 (-8) at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational, tying for ninth place.

2014 Summer: Tied for sixth at the Sunnehanna Amateur ... Reached the round of 16 in match play at the Western Amateur ... Advanced to the match play round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur Public Links.

2013-14: Third on the team with a 70.88 stroke average, including a low round of 66 (-6) at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational and a low 54-hole score of 202 (-8) at The Macdonald Cup ... Has three top-10 finishes and seven top-25 finishes in the eight tournaments that he qualified for the individual standings (withdrew from the first round of Isleworth but played in final two rounds, firing 72-66) ... Has a team-high 14 rounds under par on the season, with five even-par rounds ... 23 of his 26 rounds (88.46 percent) have counted in the Illini's team score this season ... Had the second-best fall stroke average on the team, 70.55, in 11 rounds, including a low 18 of 66 (-4) and a low 54 of 202 (-8) ... Earning Co-Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors with teammate Thomas Detry on March 12 after the duo tied for second at Louisiana Classics with a 7-under-par 209 ... Tied for 12th at the 3M Augusta Invitational with a 2-under 214 ... Posted a 1-under 212 to tie for 15th at the Valspar Invitational ... Tied for 16th at the Boilermaker Invitational with a 4-over-par 220 ... Tied for 20th at the USF Invitational to start the spring season, notching a 4-under-par 212 ... 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.

2013 Summer: 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, advancing to the match-play portion and winning his first match to reach to the round of 16.

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.

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.

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
Year Rounds Strokes Average Low Round Low 54-Hole Score
2012-1334 2,494 73.35 65 (-7) 206 (-4)
2013-14 36 2,565 71.25 66 (-6) 202 (-8)
2014-1511 777 70.64 67 (-4) 208 (-8)
Total 81 5,836 72.05 65 (-7) 202 (-8)

Updated January 21, 2015