Maria Toennessen
Maria Toennessen

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Grimstad, Norway

High School:
Norwegian School for Top Athletics

Experience:
1L


10/19/2014

Rebels Conclude Individual Play at Mercedes Benz Championship

Hovatter, Toennessen and Idoyaga Compete as Individuals

10/11/2014

Toennessen Leads Rebels at Tar Heel Invitational

Sophomore fires a career-best 72 in second round action

10/09/2014

Rebels Head to North Carolina

Ole Miss Travels to Chapel Hill For UNC Tar Heel Invitational

09/08/2014

Ole Miss Sits in Third At Memphis Intercollegiate

Rebels will play Final 18 Holes on Tuesday

07/02/2014

Rebels Earn WGCA All-America Scholar Honors

Newton, Fowler, Toennessen and Schiavone Earn Accolades

WGCA ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR
SEC FIRST-YEAR ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL

2013-14 (FRESHMAN)
Played in eight tournaments ... Finished tied for 54th at the Mercedes-Benz Championship setting a career-low round of 73 with a 73-78--151 ... Finished a career-best T21st at the Aunenue Spring Break Classic in Maui, Hawai'i shooting a 74-76-77--227 ... Set a career-low 18 and 54 at the Rebel Intercollegiate, shooting a 73-77-72-222 and finishing tied for 25th ... Ended the season with a 77.13 stroke average.

PRIOR TO OLE MISS
Participated on the Norwegian National team from the age of 12 to 18 ... Has been on the national team in the European Girls Team Championship for three years running ... Was the runner up at the Norwegian Junior Championship in 2013 ... Finished top-5 eight times, including three victories on the Titleist Tour in Norway ... Has represented Norway in many international tournaments including the Girls British Open Amateur Championship in 2010 and 2012, the Irish Girls U-18 Open Stroke Play Championship in 2011, the Allianz German Boys and Girls Open in 2012 and the Italian International Ladies Championship in 2012.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Trine and Torbjorn Toennessen ... Born March 7, 1994 ... Major is undecided ... Favorite sport outside of golf is basketball ... Favorite classroom subject is english ... Favorite club in her bag is her driver.

GETTING TO KNOW MARIA
The favorite course you've ever played on: St. Leon-Rot in Germany ... Favorite childhood toy: Barbie Doll ... Favorite candy: Norwegian milk chocolate ... Favorite pro golfer: Suzann Pettersen ... Favorite song: Can't Hold Us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ... Favorite movie: The Day After Tomorrow ... Favorite historical figure: Anne Frank ... Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother ... Favorite motivational quote: "Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else's path unless you're in the woods and you're lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that." -Ellen DeGeneres ... Best thing about Ole Miss: The beautiful campus and my awesome teammates and coaches!

TOENNESSEN BY THE NUMBERS

YEAR ROUNDS AVG.
2013-14 23 77.13

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Low 18 72 (Rebel Intercollegiate 2013-14)
Low 54 222 (Rebel Intercollegiate 2013-14)
Best Individual Finish T-21st (Aunenue Spring Break Classic, 2013-14)
Top 5 Finishes NA
Top 10 Finishes NA
Top 20 Finishes NA
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