Student-Athlete Spotlight

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Cienega’s Standout Golfer Daniel Henely is running a series of brief stories about Southern Arizona high school senior student-athletes entering this school year. The series, first-person accounts from the student-athletes, continues with a profile on Cienega golfer Daniel Henely.

Daniel Henely

School: Cienega

College commitment: Pima

Honors/background: 2019 Southern Arizona Boys Golfer of the Year.

Cienega senior golfer Daniel Henely has committed to continue his career at Pima Community College (Andy Morales/

I really progressed throughout high school and really started making strides last year.

As a freshman I just surrounded myself around better players and naturally it helped out a ton. Now, people want to surround themselves around me and it really makes me want to improve.

My greatest hope for 2020-21 golfwise is to win state as an individual and to represent Tucson more. What I like most about my team this year is being able to play alongside my best friend Diego Guerrero and to help out with our freshmen and sophomores who are trying to improve and come to love the game.

Finally, after high school, I look to develop as a player at Pima Community College, where I am currently committed. I then want to transfer to a high D1 college program where I can make my mark in hopes of becoming a PGA golfer. 

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