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Maria Toennessen

Maria  Toennessen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grimstad, Norway

High School:
Norwegian School for Top Athletics

Experience:
3L

04/23/2017

Rebels Close Play at SEC Championship

Ole Miss finishes 13th at Greystone Golf & Country Club

04/22/2017

Harris Shoots 3-Under Par to Highlight Round 2 at SEC Championship

Rebels move up to 11th after 36 holes at Greystone Golf & Country Club

04/21/2017

Rebels Sit 12th After Round 1 at SEC Championship

Flori leads Rebels at even par

04/20/2017

Ole Miss Set for SEC Championship in Birmingham

Rebels at Greystone Golf and Country Club for Three-Day Championship

03/09/2017

Rebels in Arizona for MountainView Collegiate

Four top-50 teams join Ole Miss women’s golf in Tucson

WGCA ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR
CHANCELLOR'S HONOR ROLL
DEAN'S HONOR ROLL
SEC FIRST-YEAR ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
SEC COMMUNITY SERVICE TEAM

2016-17 (SENIOR)
SPRING:
 Competed in five of six events ... Closed her collegiate career with fourth SEC Championship appearance ... Tied for team-best finish (T40) at SECs, shooting 74-74-75--223 ... Finished senior season with collegiate best scoring average (76.26). FALL: Competed in four of four tournaments, averaging 75.25, nearly three strokes below her career average ... Set new low-18 (69) in Round 3 at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship ... Went 75-72-70--217 to lead Rebels and finish 12th at Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate.

2015-16 (JUNIOR)
SPRING: Returned from knee surgery in the spring and fired a 78.47 scoring average in five tournaments … Finished tied for 18th in the Rebel Intercollegiate after carding a 72-74-79—228 helping Ole Miss finish second … Helped the Rebels finish seventh in the SEC Women’s Golf Championship firing a 74-81-72—227 FALL: Did not compete while recovering from off-season knee surgery.

2014-15 (SOPHOMORE)

SPRING: Competed in four tournaments ... Finished tied for 16th at the Samford Intercollegiate after firing a 78-79-78--235 ... Fired a season best 70-74-72--216 to finish tied for eighth in the Rebel Intercollegiate ... Her opening round score of 70 was a new 18-hole low and her 216 was a new 54-hole career low... Stroke average of 78.50... FALL: Played in three team tournaments... Also competed at the Mercedes Benz Championship as an individual and finished tied for 84th... Season-best score while competing at the UNC Tar Heel Invitational of 79-72-80--231 and 64th place finish.

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 Torbjorn and Dr. Trine Toennessen ... Born March 7, 1994 ... Major is Business Management... 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.
2016-17 27 76.26
2015-16 15 78.47
2014-15 24 78.50
2013-14 23 77.13

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Low 18 69 (Lady Paladin Invitational, 2016-17)
Low 54 216 (Rebel Intercollegiate 2014-15)
Best Individual Finish T-8th (Rebel Intercollegiate 2014-15)
Top 5 Finishes 0
Top 10 Finishes 1
Top 20 Finishes 2

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