Danielle Downey 1980-2014

Auburn coach Danielle Downey dies in car crash

LPGA Release:

We are very saddened to inform you on the passing of Danielle Downey who was killed in a single car accident last night in Auburn, Alabama.  Danielle played on the LPGA Tour from 2006 through the 2010 season. 
Most currently, Danielle has been the Director of Operations for Auburn University Golf Programs.

Following a great career at Auburn University, Danielle came to play on the Futures and LPGA Tours. During her time on the Futures Tour, she notched seven top-10 finishes and one tournament victory at the 2004 Lima Memorial Hospital Futures Golf Classic. On the LPGA Tour, Downey had her career best with a tie for fourth at the 2008 Bell Micro LPGA Classic.

Danielle finished out her career with the LPGA caddying for Sarah Kemp and Laura Diaz.

In 2012 and 2013 Danielle filled in to take the place of Auburn head coach Kim Evans, who had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, therefore missing the postseason. Downey guided the team through NCAA Regionals, earning a place in the NCAA Championship in Athens, Ga. Auburn would go on to take sixth at NCAAs, the team’s best finish at the tournament in eight years.

We will keep you posted via the player extranet as we gather more information from the family. Please keep Danielle’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.


Click link for Danielle’s facebook photos.

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