Sad news to report that Danielle Downey, a 1999 Spencerport High grad died in a one car accident in Alabama Thursday night.

Ms. Downey, 33-years-old, was a former golfer on the LPGA tour and had played at Locust Hill in the Wegmans LPGA tourney.  Her car went off Lee Rd. 57 in Alabama and she died after being ejected from the vehicle.

Danielle was a star athlete and student at Spencerport.  She was awarded the Selander Award as a senior academic athlete.  She not only was a great golfer, but also an accomplished basketball player.  She received a golf scholarship to Auburn University, and later joined the LPGA tour.  Recently she was employed at Auburn as the Director of Operations for the school's golf program.

Our condolences to the Downey family and all of Ms. Downey's many friends and former schoolmates.

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