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Bénédicte Toumpsin
Bénédicte Toumpsin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sombreffe, Belgium

  • 2010 SEC Brad Davis Community Service Award
  • 2009 All-SEC Second Team
  • 2009 SEC Community Service Team
  • 2008 Golfweek Third-Team All-America
  • 2008 NGCA Honorable Mention All-America
  • 2008 NGCA All-Region
  • 2008 All-SEC First Team
  • 2007 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

Toumpsin's Career Bests
18-hole score 68, 4x
54-hole score 209
Tournament finish 1st
Top 10 finishes 8
Top 20 finishes 18

2009-10
Finishes career third all-time in scoring average (74.59)...Played in 10 of 12 tournaments as a senior...Posted four top-20 finishes on the season... Shot 77-75-72-77=301 at NCAA Championship, her final collegiate tournamentClosed out NCAA East Regional with consecutive rounds of even-par 72 to tie for 19th place and help the Gamecocks to their first NCAA Regional title...Finished 20th at SEC Championship with 68-72-77=217 (+4), fighting through injury on the final day; her third top-20 finish at SECs in four years...Best finish was T-15th at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate, helping the team to a third-place finish...Posted six rounds at par or better...Joined Gamecock football player Moe Brown in earning the SEC's Brad Davis Community Service Award.

2008-09
Named Second-Team All-SEC...Led the Gamecocks with a 73.90 stroke average, playing in all 10 tournaments...her junior year ranks as the fourth-best all-time in school history, only .08 strokes behind Kristy McPherson's sophomore campaign...earned her second medalist honor of her Carolina career with a tie for first place at the LSU Golf Classic, shooting 70-71-68=209 (-7) to share the top honor with two other golfers...her score of 209 ties for the second-best 54-hole showing in school history, along with two outings by McPherson in 2002 and 2003...her final-round 68 ranks as the best closing round score in school history...tied for second at the SEC Championship with a 72-69-73=214 (+1)...joined McPherson and Jenna Pearson as the only Gamecocks to break 70 in an SEC Championship round...had four other top-20 finishes on the season, including 11th place at the season-opening Cougar Classic, a tie for 13th at the Bryan National Collegiate, tie for 19th at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate and a tie for 20th at the Central District Invitational...advanced to sectional qualifying for the U.S. Women's Open.

2007-08
Became the program's first NGCA All-Region and honorable mention All-America selection since 2003 ... earned third-team All-America honors from Golfweek and was a first-team All-SEC selection ... played in all 12 events with a 74.03 average, ranking her 29th in the nation, eighth in the SEC and fourth in school history ... collected five top-five finishes on the season and was the team's top finisher in nine tournaments ... became the first Gamecock to win an NCAA Regional since 1995, claiming her first collegiate victory by tying her career low of 68 in the first round and carding consecutive birdies to end the final round of the East Regional, tying her career low with a total of 214 ... was named Golfweek Female Golfer of the Week after the regional victory ... took third at the SEC Championship with matching rounds of 72 all three days ... took fifth at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic, shooting 73 in each round ... posted a career-low 214 to finish third at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, posting a career-low 68 in the second round ... went 1-0-1 at the NGCA Match Play Championship, topping Mikaela Backstedt of New Mexico 3 & 2 in the second round ... carded 75s in all three rounds of the UA-Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate to finish 19th, the third top-20 finish of her career ... fired a 70 in the final round of the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship to claim 22nd place ... took fourth at the season-opening Cougar Classic after sandwiching a 73 between first- and second-round 71s.

2006-07
Ranked second on the team with a 75.61 average ... was the team's top performer in three tournaments and posted two top-20 finishes ... ranked seventh in the nation in sand-save percentage (.536) and was 13th in total short game percentage (.567) ... led the team with a 26th-place showing at the NCAA East Regional with a total of 217, the fourth-lowest postseason 54-hole score in school history ... claimed 25th place at the SEC Championship behind a final-round 73 ... took a spot in the top 20 at 19th place in the highly-competitive Liz Murphey Collegiate, sandwiching a second-round 71 between first and last rounds of 77 ... shot a 69 in the second round of the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, her first collegiate event, and went on to finish second ... combined with Jenna Pearson's 67 in the same round of the event, it was the first South Carolina duo to shoot rounds in the 60s in the same tournament ... member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to South Carolina
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) ... won 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 ... named Belgian Player of the Year for her age group in 2002 and 2006 ... won six tournaments in 2005 and 2006 alone ... earned the opportunity to compete at the 2006 Sherry Cup, which is the European Team Stroke Play Championship, finishing eighth ... also competed at the 2005 Sherry Cup ... led the Belgian National Team to victory at the 2005 Nation's Cup.

Toumpsin's Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2006-07 10 28 2,117 75.61 69 2nd
2007-08 11 34 2,517 74.03 68 1st
2008-09 10 30 2,217 73.90 68 1st
2009-10 10 30 2,249 74.97 68 T-15th
Career 41 122 9,100 74.59 68 1st

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