Hovatter, Toennessen and Idoyaga Compete as Individuals
WGCA ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR SEC FIRST-YEAR ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
2014-15 (SOPHOMORE-FALL) Played in three team tournaments... Also competed in the Mercedes Benz Championship as an individual and finished tied for 84th... Season best score while competing in 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 Trine and Torbjorn 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!
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