Source: 2018 Wellington Sportsman of the Year Award Nomination.
03/11/2017 – WINNER of The 2017 NZ Mens’ Amateur Matchplay Tournament, Christchurch. Aged 19 (The top ranked NZ Amateur Matchplay tournament) (Daniels Second NZ Amateur WIN, repeating his 2015 performance – First Dual Teenage WINNER in the 125 year history of the tournament)
01/03/2018 – WINNER of The Bledisloe Cup – Lowest Amateur at The BMW ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open, Queenstown (Tied 23rd overall including Professionals) (Daniels second Bledisloe Cup WIN, repeating his 2015 performance)
12/04/2018 – 1st Placed Amateur at The Muriwai Open, Auckland – Charles Tour Professional Tournament (Tied 5th overall including Professionals)
22/02/2018 – 1st Placed Amateur at The Lawnmaster NZPGA Championship, Manawatu – Charles Tour Professional Tournament (Tied 44th overall including Professionals)
24/01/2018 – 1st Placed Amateur at The NZPGA Pro-Am Invitational, Wellington (Tied 3rd overall including Professionals)
05/10/2017 – 3rd Placed Amateur at The Harewood Open, Christchurch – Charles Tour Professional Tournament (Tied 9th overall including Professionals)
05/04/2018 – 3rd Placed Amateur at The Akarana Open, Auckland – Charles Tour Professional Tournament (Tied 12th overall including Professionals)
29/11/2017 – Wellingtons’ #1 player at The 2017 NZ Mens’ Interprovincial Teams Golf Championship, Whangarei (Daniel playing at #1 in the five man Wellington Team only lost 1 out of 6 matches played)
Daniel was selected as a member of The 2017/18 NZ Golf High Performance Academy (top 3 Mens’ Amateur golfers in NZ)
Daniel currently sits 1st on The 2018 NZ Golf Mens’ Order of Merit (ranking points gained from tournament results during 2018)
Daniel finished 3rd on The 2017 NZ Golf Mens’ Order of Merit (ranking points gained from tournament results during 2017)
Daniel is currently New Zealands top ranked Amateur in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR). He is the World Number 36 at the time of this submission.