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Céleste Dao

Biography

Date of Birth
Mar 31, 2001
Hometown
Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, Que
Home Club
Summerlea Golf & Country Club
School
n/a
Years on Team
First year

Céleste Dao is one of Canada’s bright young talents. The Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, Que., native collected six wins in 2017, including victories at the Future Links, driven by Acura Quebec Championship, the Quebec Amateur, the Quebec Junior and the Canada Summer Games. Dao, 17, added a 10th place result at the Canadian Junior Girls and led Canada at the World Junior Girls with a T24 finish in her second time playing the event. She joins the Development Squad as one of four rookies in 2018.

Q & A

Q: What are some of your nicknames?

Most of my friends call me “Ce”.

Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.

At the age of 3 and a half I started hitting balls in my garage.  We had a net and a mat.  My Dad had a passion for that sport so he taught me how to hit.

Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

I do a rectangle, most of the time red or green, around the Titleist writing.

Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?

I have a little brother.  Malik is 13 years old.

Q: What was the last book you read?

Right now, I’m reading a book for my English class.  It’s called “Of Mice and Men”

Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Monica in Friends.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

I am good at snowboarding.

Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

Pushups.

Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

A screenshot of Ellie Szeryk who sent me a photo eating ice-cream and she said: “Don’t tell Matt [Wilson, coach]”

Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

All the people who I grew up with are there, all of my friends.

Q: Do you have any superstitions?

Not really.

Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

I have a lucky pink pinnacle ball in my bag that I always have in tournaments.  My Mom gave it to me when I was younger.

Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

Lose Yourself by Eminem

Highlights

  • R32 – Girls British Open Amateur Championship
  • Champion – Canadian Junior Girls Championship
  • R32 – USGA U.S. Girls`Junior
  • Champion – 2018 Golf Quebec Girls Provincial Junior Championship
  • T3 – 2018 AJGA Killington Junior Golf Champions
  • 5th – 2018 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup
  • T9 – 2018 Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Medalist – 2018 U.S. Women’s Open Qualifying – Cape Cod National
  • T5 – 2018 Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific Championship
  • Champion – 2018 Mexican Junior Girls Championship
  • Champion – 2018 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup Qualifier
  • 2nd – 2018 CJGA Humber College PGM Western Junior Championship
  • T12 – 2018 Buick Shanshan Feng Girls Invitational (AJGA)
  • 8th – 2018 South American Amateur
  • T11 – 2017 Junior Orange Bowl Championship
  • Champion – 2017 Canada Summer Games
  • 10th – 2017 Canadian Junior Girls
  • Champion – 2017 Quebec Junior Girls
  • Champion – 2017 Quebec Women’s Amateur
  • Champion – 2017 Future Links, driven by Acura Quebec Championship
  • T3 – 2017 Future Links, driven by Acura Ontario Championship
  • Champion – 2017 CJGA Quebec Junior Open
  • Champion – 2016 Graham Cooke Junior Invitational
  • T6 – 2016 Canadian Junior Girls
  • 2nd – 2016 Quebec Junior Girls
  • Champion – 2015 Quebec Junior Girls

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