OXFORD, Miss. – Maria Tønnessen, a member of the Norwegian National Team since 2007, has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Ole Miss women’s golf team in the fall of 2013, head coach Michele Drinkard announced today.
Tønnessen has represented Norway in the European Girls Team Championship three times, in German in 2012, Italy in 2011 and Denmark in 2010.
“We are excited to have Maria join our Ole Miss family,” Drinkard said. “I watched Maria for the first time at the European Girls Team Championship in Germany this summer and she immediately impressed me with her length and ball striking. She is a fierce competitor and has world-wide experience playing at a high level for Norway. Maria will have an immediate impact at Ole Miss as a student-athlete on the course and in the classroom.”
Tønnessen attends The Norwegian College Of Elite Sport, the same school that current Ole Miss tennis player Caroline Rohde-Moe attended.
In 2011, Tønnessen finished first in the Titleist Tour Match play held at Haga Golf Course in Norway and also finished in a tie for 25th at the European Girls Team Championship in Italy (73-76).
In 2010, she posted three top-five finishes in Titleist Tours while also finishing fifth in the European Young Maters Nation’s Cup in Hungry (218-219-246).
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