Bénédicte Toumpsin
Bénédicte Toumpsin

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Sombreffe, Belgium

Birthdate:
07/07/1988

Experience:
HS


2006-07 (Freshman Year)
Ranked second on the team with a 75.61 stroke average, trailing only Jenna Pearson, who went on to play professionally ... Excelled right from the start, posting a second-place finish at the first tournament of her collegiate career with a 71-69-75=215 (-4) at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational ... South Carolina's top performer at the NCAA East Regional, carding a 72-73-72=217 (+1) to finish tied for 26th at the event ... Her one-over 217 at the NCAA East Regional marked the fourth-lowest postseason 54-hole score in school history ... The only two players with better postseason showings are now playing in the LPGA - Kristy McPherson (twice) and Siew Ai Lim ... Her second-round 69 at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational ties for the ninth-lowest round in school history ... Finished no lower than 26th on the individual leader board in any of South Carolina's final four tournaments of the year, highlighted by a tied-for-19th finish at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic ... Led the team and ranked seventh in the nation in sand-save percentage (.536 pct.) ... Led the team and ranked 13th nationally in total short game (.567 pct.) ... Led the team and ranked 62nd nationally with a 3.16 scoring average on par three holes ... Teamed up with Jenna Pearson to become the first South Carolina duo to shoot a round in the 60s in the same tournament when Toumpsin carded a 69 and Pearson carded a 67 in the second-round of the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational.

High School
Originally from Sombreffe, Belgium, where she was ranked No. 1 in the Belgian women's rankings ... Represented Europe in the 2005 Ping Junior Solheim Cup (Europe's top junior players vs. the USA's top junior players) ... Winner of numerous major tournaments during her junior career, highlighted by victories in the 2005 Belgian Masters, the International Junior Ladies of Sweden, the Consolation Cup of the Spanish Lady Junior International Championship and the Federal Tour of Belgium ... Member of the Belgian National Team since she was 13.

Personal
Benedicte Toumpsin was born July 7, 1988 ... International Business major ... Enjoys skiing, shopping, being with friends, listening to music and playing tennis ... Comes to South Carolina with a +2.3 handicap.

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