Symetra Tour Rookie Darquea Rising Fast


SARASOTA — The Symetra Tour is all about rising stars in women’s golf. Not many are gaining steam faster right now then Daniela Darquea.

The rookie hailing from Quito, Ecuador enters the Sara Bay Classic third on the money list. She already has a victory this season coming at the IOA championship in Beaumont, California less than a month ago, becoming the first women’s golfer from Ecuador to win a professional golf event. Last week competed in her second LPGA event, the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii.

The University of Miami product’s first came as a result of success in Florida too. In 2015, Darquea won a U.s. Open qualifier at Bradenton Country Club, earning a spot in the U.S. Women’s Open.

Keep your eye open for other rising rookies this week like American Lindsey Weaver (7th in standings), China’s Ruixin Liu (11th) and others out at Sara Bay Country Club.