22-year old Charlie Danielson (Osceola, WI) qualifies for 2016 U.S. Open

After finishing his degree at the University of Illinois in May, Osceola, WI native Charlie Danielson earned quite the graduation gift.

Danielson, 22, defeated Tony Finau in a 2-for-1 playoff on Monday, Danielson qualified for the 2016 U.S. Open, his first major and second PGA Tour start. With five birdies over the final 18, Danielson was able to force a playoff with Finau for the fourth qualifying spot.

Danielson had recently tied for eighth place individually and led the Illini to a second place finish in the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Golf Championships.His Illinois teammate Nick Hardy also qualified for the U.S. Open.

The 2016 U.S. Open is set for June 16-19 in Oakmont, PA.

Photo courtesy of Golfweek.

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