Danielle Downey

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Danielle Downey
Personal information
Full name Danielle Elizabeth Downey
Nickname Deuce
Born (1980-12-06)December 6, 1980
Rochester, New York
Died January 30, 2014(2014-01-30) (aged 33)
Lee County, Alabama
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality  United States
College Auburn University
(five years)
Turned professional 2003
Former tour(s) Futures Tour (2004–07)
LPGA Tour (2006–10)
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
Symetra Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration DNP
Women's PGA C'ship 79th: 2008
U.S. Women's Open DNP
Women's British Open DNP

Danielle Elizabeth Downey (December 6, 1980 – January 30, 2014) was an American professional golfer. She won golf tournaments at the collegiate level, Sun Coast events and on the Futures Tour. She played on the LPGA Tour from 2006 to 2010.[1][2]

High school[edit]

Downey was a 1,000 point scorer for the Spencerport High School girls basketball team and played on the boys varsity golf team.


Downey was a three time All-American and four-time All-SEC team at Auburn University.[3] She won the 2000 SEC Championship. She led Auburn to the SEC team championships in 2000 and 2003.[2] She was a two-time US vs. Japan team member.

Amateur career[edit]

Downey won the New York State Woman's amateur golf tournament three consecutive years (1999–2001).


Downey played on the Futures Tour from 2004 to 2007[4] and the LPGA Tour from 2006 to 2010. She won one Futures Tour event, the Lima Memorial Hospital FUTURES Golf Classic. Her best finish on the LPGA Tour was 4th place at the 2008 Bell Micro LPGA Classic.[2]

Death and legacy[edit]

Downey was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Lee County Route 57 approximately four miles outside of Auburn, Alabama on January 30, 2014. She lost control of her vehicle and it overturned several times before striking a tree. She was ejected from the vehicle. She was not wearing a seat belt.[5] Alcohol was cited as a factor in the accident.[6]

The 2015 Toyota Danielle Downey Classic, a tournament on the Symetra Tour, was held in Downey's honor at Brook Lea Country Club, where she was a member. Proceeds went to benefit Downey's scholarship fund for young golfers.[7]

Futures Tour wins[edit]

  • 2004 Lima Memorial Hospital FUTURES Golf Classic[2]


  1. ^ "Danielle Downey profile" (PDF). LPGA Tour. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Danielle Downey: Media Statement". LPGA Tour. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Auburn family mourns loss of golf's Danielle Downey". Auburn Tigers. January 31, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Futures Tour profile". Symetra Tour. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ Jinright, Rachel (January 31, 2014). "Troopers: Crash that killed Danielle Downey, not weather related". WSFA. 
  6. ^ Edgemon, Erin (March 26, 2014). "Alcohol ruled factor in crash that killed Auburn golf director Danielle Downey". AL.com. 
  7. ^ "LPGA Symetra Tour Coming to Rochester for the First Time". Symetra Tour. September 23, 2014. 

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