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Height: 1.82 m / 6-0.

Weight: 86 kg / 190 lbs.

Born 09.Apr.1982.

Turned PRO in 2005.

His birthplace is Rockville, Maryland, USA.

Currently residing in Rockville, Maryland, USA.

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Key Facts


CAREER VICTORIES: 2010 88th Westchester Open 2011 Met PGA Championship [Metropolitan PGA], 2012 New York State Open [Metropolitan PGA], 97th MET Open [Metropolitan PGA], 2013 New York State Open [Metropolitan PGA].

PGA TOUR Latinoamérica member in 2013-2014.

2014: Claimed his PGA TOUR Latinoamérica card back with a T9 finish at the Qualifying Tournament in Sebring, Florida in January. It was his second consecutive year earning the Tour card in Sebring… In March, he missed the cut at the PGA TOUR’s Puerto Rico Open, an event he entered via the Monday Qualifier… Collected his first career top 10 on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica by finishing T9 at the Mundo Maya Open in Merida, Mexico in April… The following month improved to a T8 finish at the Dominican Republic Open, an event in which he was one of three co-leaders through 54 holes… Made his PGA TOUR Canada debut with back-to-back top 20s at the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open (T17) and at The Players Cup (T13) in July. Three weeks later opened the ATB Financial Classic with a lead tying 64, but missed the cut with a dissapointing 77 the following day.

2013: Made his fourth consecutive PGA Championship start as one of three players who survived a six-man playoff at the PGA Professional National Championship (PNC) played at Sunriver Resort in Oregon in June… Finished the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ranked No. 70 in the Order of Merit to drop his Tour card. Made the cut in 8 of his 12 starts and his best of two top-25 finishes was T13 at the Dominican Republic Open in June. Had earned his Tour card with a T25 finish at the Qualifying Tournament in Sebring, Florida in February to earn conditional status for the season… Posted rounds of 66, 68 and 72 for a total of 7-under par 206 to win the New York State Open at Bethpage Black in July. It was his second consecutive year winning that event…

OTHER DETAILS: Works as a PGA Professional at Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, Connecticut… Has qualified for the PGA Championship each of the past four years (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) by finishing in the top 20 at the PGA Professional National Championship (PNC)… Considers his PGA TOUR Championship starts as the biggest thrill he has ever had in golf… A two-time winner of the New York State Open at Bethpage Black (2012, 2013)… Plays on the Metropolitan PGA Section and has been Met PGA Player of the Year three times in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

PERSONAL: Full name is Daniel Adam Balin… He is single and has two brothers… Attended Rockville High in Rockville, Maryland where he was a member of the school’s soccer team that won the Maryland State Championship in 1996… Graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in 2000… At Penn State he also took the PGM Program (PGA Golf Management University Program)… Names Bobby Heins and Michael Breed as the golf instructors he has had… Considers Winged Foot, Kiawah Ocean Course and the Bear’s Course as the favorite golf courses he has played… Uses a crushed $1 coin as his ball marker… The oldest club in his bag is a 4-year old hybrid from Adams… Not many people know that he is an ambidextrous and that he was a soccer player before he picked up golf… His personal motto: “Always treat others as you would like to be treated”… His favorite charities are PSU Dance Marathon and the Met PGA Junior Golf Program... Finishing, traveling, movies, music and spending time with friends are his favorite hobbies.

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