Graduated from South Australian Institute of Technology with a degree in Pharmacy...Her former occupation was a pharmicist...Married Matthew Daniels in 1990...Maiden name is Tonkin...Credits fellow Australian Norman von Nida and Canadian Robert Letvinchuk as individuals who influenced her career the most...Enjoys skiing, snow boarding and racquetball...Her greatest thrills in golf were winning the 1984 California Amateur and the 1991 Australian Match Play Championship...Qualified for the LPGA Tour on her first attempt.
Daniels won the 1975 South Australian Junior Championship and three times won the South Australian Amateur Championship. She represented Australia eight times in international competition. She also represented Australia in winning the 1985 World Amateur Pairs Championship in Columbia, South America. In 1979, Daniels won the New Zealand Amateur Championship. Her amateur highlights in the United States include winning the 1984 California Amateur Championship and earning semi-finalist honors there in 1983.