2019 IOA Championship | Casey Danielson 10

2019 IOA Championship | Casey Danielson 10

The Symetra Tour schedule could not have worked out better for Casey Danielson.

After two deflating days at the IOA Championship in southern California a week earlier, the Osceola native had an extra day to prepare for this week's Windsor Golf Classic and she made the most of it. Danielson dropped by her alma mater at Stanford and got a lesson from Kathyrn Imrie, the Cardinal's volunteer assistant coach and a former European Solheim Cup member.

The session came this close to launching Danielson to victory Sunday.

Danielson made six birdies in a 6-under-par 66 that left her alone in third place at 11-under 205, matching her career-best finish in 15 starts on the LPGA's developmental tour. Danielson missed a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole or she would have joined a playoff that former Duke standout Leone Maguire, who was Danielson's playing partner during regulation, won with a birdie on the first playoff hole over Pajaree Anannarukarn of Thailand.

"I didn’t know where I stood most of the day, but I knew that Leona and I were both making lots of birdies," Danielson said of Maguire, who made five in a front-nine 31 and two more on the back nine to shoot 65. "Austin (Gaugert) was caddying for me this week and we were just having a great time on the course."

A 70-69 start in a 54-hole event delayed Friday by rain moved Danielson within three shots off the lead entering the final round. Birdies at Nos. 2, 5 and 8 kept her within striking range entering the back nine, which is all she wanted out of her final round.

"I usually don’t plan to have a mindset going into a round; I just like to go out and play golf and have some fun, Danielson wrote in a text message to Wisconsin.Golf. "(Sunday) was just one of those days where golf came easy and I embraced that."

It continued into the back nine where Danielson birdied Nos. 12, 13 and 16 to move within one shot of the lead. Her 10-footer to tie for the lead on the final hole might not have dropped, but the 17 birdies over the last three days and the opportunity to challenge for the title are things that Danielson hopes will promote further improvements later this month when the Symetra Tour begins again with its next stop at the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout in Arkansas.

"I didn’t have expectations headed into this season," Danielson wrote as she waited to board a red-eye flight for home. "For me, golf is a continual process of evaluation, work, and improvement. There is no destination.

"My ball striking is my strength and I had not been hitting the ball well. I was able to stop by Stanford to see my swing coach in between the last two events. She gave me a few pointers to get me back on track and working on the right things. ... I feel confident that I am working on the right things to continue to improve my game. I am looking forward to a year on the Symetra Tour to keep developing all areas of my game."

Symetra Tour: Osceola's Casey Danielson, ex-Wisconsin golfer Lexi Harkins, Edgerton's Allyssa Ferrell at Windsor Classic | Final results (Windsor, California)

Pos. Player Total Thru Today R1 R2 R3 Total
Wisconsin leaderboard
3 Casey Danielson -11 F -6 70 69 66 205
CUT Allyssa Ferrell 6 73 77
CUT Lexi Harkins 7 76 75
Full leaderboard
1 Leona Maguire -12 F -7 70 69 65 204
2 Pajaree Anannarukarn -12 F -4 71 65 68 204
3 Casey Danielson -11 F -6 70 69 66 205
T4 Kim Welch -10 F -4 70 68 68 206
T4 Marta Sanz Barrio -10 F -3 67 70 69 206
T6 Laetitia Beck -9 F -6 69 72 66 207
T6 Robynn Ree -9 F -6 68 73 66 207
T6 Perrine Delacour -9 F -4 68 71 68 207
T9 Dewi Weber -8 F -6 69 73 66 208
T9 Maria Parra -8 F -5 69 72 67 208
T11 Ssu-Chia Cheng -7 F -6 69 74 66 209
T11 Gigi Stoll -7 F -4 69 72 68 209
T11 Julieta Granada -7 F -3 71 69 69 209
T14 Stephanie Na -6 F -5 69 74 67 210
T14 Kyung Kim -6 F -1 67 72 71 210
T16 Jenny Coleman -5 F -7 72 74 65 211
T16 Maddie Szeryk -5 F -6 75 70 66 211
T16 Csicsi Rozsa -5 F -5 73 71 67 211
T16 Rachel Rohanna -5 F -5 71 73 67 211
T16 Lindsey McCurdy -5 F -4 71 72 68 211
T16 Lakareber Abe -5 F -2 70 71 70 211
T16 Kim Metraux -5 F -1 73 67 71 211
T23 Sierra Sims -4 F -6 72 74 66 212
T23 Luna Sobron -4 F -5 74 71 67 212
T23 Laura Wearn -4 F -5 74 71 67 212
T23 Hyemin Kim -4 F -4 73 71 68 212
T23 Min Seo Kwak -4 F -3 69 74 69 212
T23 Jillian Hollis -4 F -2 71 71 70 212
T23 Linnea Johansson -4 F -1 68 73 71 212
T30 Nuria Iturrios -3 F -4 73 72 68 213
T30 Maia Schechter -3 F -2 72 71 70 213
T30 Natalie Roth -3 F -1 72 70 71 213
T30 Hannah Kim -3 F E 72 69 72 213
T30 Vicky Hurst -3 F E 71 70 72 213
T35 Lee Lopez -2 F -3 77 68 69 214
T35 Yealimi Noh -2 F -1 73 70 71 214
T35 Hexi Yuan -2 F E 72 70 72 214
T38 Sophia Popov -1 F -3 77 69 69 215
T38 Veronica Felibert -1 F -3 72 74 69 215
T38 Katja Pogacar -1 F -3 71 75 69 215
T38 Prima Thammaraks -1 F -1 74 70 71 215
T38 Alivia Brown -1 F E 73 70 72 215
T38 Demi Runas -1 F 2 72 69 74 215
T38 Lauren Coughlin -1 F 2 70 71 74 215
T45 Krystal Quihuis E F -1 73 72 71 216
T45 Karolina Vlckova E F -1 71 74 71 216
T45 Kristy McPherson E F 2 71 71 74 216
T45 Amy Boulden E F 2 68 74 74 216
T49 Spencer Warne 1 F -1 76 70 71 217
T49 Elin Arvidsson 1 F -1 74 72 71 217
T49 Katherine Perry 1 F -1 74 72 71 217
T49 Cindy Ha 1 F -1 72 74 71 217
T49 Celine Borge 1 F -1 72 74 71 217
T49 Emily Collins 1 F -1 72 74 71 217
T49 Sarah Hoffman 1 F -1 71 75 71 217
T49 Madison Pressel 1 F E 73 72 72 217
T49 Jean Reynolds 1 F 1 72 72 73 217
T49 Louise Stahle 1 F 3 71 71 75 217
T59 Natalie Sheary 2 F E 75 71 72 218
T59 Robyn Choi 2 F E 74 72 72 218
T59 Brittany Benvenuto 2 F 1 76 69 73 218
T59 Lisa Pettersson 2 F 4 72 70 76 218
T63 Malene Krolboll Hansen 3 F 1 71 75 73 219
T63 Hannah Hellyer 3 F 2 72 73 74 219
T63 Min-G Kim 3 F 2 69 76 74 219
66 Harang Lee 4 F 4 73 71 76 220
The following players did not make the cut
CUT Janie Jackson 3 76 71
CUT Sophia Schubert 3 76 71
CUT Chorphaka Jaengkit 3 75 72
CUT Karen Chung 3 74 73
CUT Brenda Gonzalez 3 74 73
CUT Ingrid Gutierrez Nunez 3 74 73
CUT Giulia Molinaro 3 74 73
CUT Bailey Tardy 3 74 73
CUT Julie Aime 3 72 75
CUT Lauren Kim 3 70 77
CUT August Kim 4 75 73
CUT Leticia Ras-Anderica 4 75 73
CUT Karen Kim 4 74 74
CUT Emily Penttila 4 74 74
CUT Laura Restrepo 4 74 74
CUT Kristin Coleman 4 73 75
CUT Yujeong Son 4 73 75
CUT Fatima Fernandez Cano 4 72 76
CUT Lea Garner 4 71 77
CUT Kelly Tan 5 79 70
CUT P.K. Kongkraphan 5 78 71
CUT Amelia Lewis 5 77 72
CUT Alexandra White 5 77 72
CUT Sharmila Nicollet 5 76 73
CUT Nontaya Srisawang 5 76 73
CUT Jennifer Hahn 5 75 74
CUT Roberta Liti 5 74 75
CUT Samantha Troyanovich 5 72 77
CUT Huize Lian 6 78 72
CUT Justine Dreher 6 77 73
CUT Alexandra Kaui 6 77 73
CUT Georgia Lacey 6 77 73
CUT Erynne Lee 6 76 74
CUT Delfina Acosta 6 75 75
CUT Liv Cheng 6 75 75
CUT Shawnee Martinez 6 75 75
CUT Esther Lee 6 74 76
CUT AJ Newell 6 74 76
CUT Allison Emrey 6 73 77
CUT Allyssa Ferrell 6 73 77
CUT Kendra Dalton 6 72 78
CUT Lexi Harkins 7 76 75
CUT Paula Hurtado-Restrep 7 76 75
CUT Olafia Kristinsdottir 7 76 75
CUT Sandy Choi 7 75 76
CUT Mia Landegren 7 75 76
CUT Alejandra Llaneza 7 75 76
CUT Michelle Piyapattra 7 75 76
CUT Summar Roachell 7 75 76
CUT Dori Carter 7 74 77
CUT Allie White 7 74 77
CUT Andrea Wong 7 73 78
CUT Marissa Chow 8 76 76
CUT Megan Osland 8 76 76
CUT Paula Reto 8 75 77
CUT Nicole Sakamoto 8 74 78
CUT Milagros Chaves 8 73 79
CUT Eun Jeong Seong 8 72 80
CUT Julia Roth 9 81 72
CUT Patricia Sanz Barrio 9 77 76
CUT Elizabeth Nagel 9 76 77
CUT Nicole Autrique 9 74 79
CUT Soo Jin Lee 9 72 81
CUT Simin Feng 10 82 72
CUT Mathilda Cappeliez 10 78 76
CUT Samantha Wagner 10 77 77
CUT Min Lee 10 76 78
CUT Megan Thothong 10 76 78
CUT Katie Yoo 10 76 78
CUT Samantha Richdale 10 74 80
CUT Nannette Hill 11 79 76
CUT Rylee Pedigo 11 77 78
CUT Emily Gilbreth 11 75 80
CUT Amy Lee 12 82 74
CUT Leslie Cloots 13 84 73
CUT Sideri Vanova 13 81 76
CUT Chae Won Park 16 86 74
CUT Caroline Curry 21 84 81
x-Maguire won with birdie on first extra hole

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