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CECILIE FINNE-IPSEN

Cecilie Finne-Ipsen

(Updated May 2021)
height
5-4
year
Senior
hometown
Ballerup, Denmark
high school
Falkonergaardens Gymnasium
other college
UNC Charlotte

STATISTICS

(As of November 6, 2021)

Years Events Rounds Strokes Avg. Low Top 10
2018-19 11 29 2,133 73.55 68 2
2019-20 6 18 1,325 73.61 67 1
2020-21 6 17 1,266 74.47 71
2021-22 2 6 451 75.17 71
Totals 25 70 5,175 73.93 67 3

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

2013, 2014, 2016 European Girls Team Championship
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 European Ladies Team Championships
2017 European Ladies Amateur Championships
2017 Danish National Championship – 4th
2018 Danish International Championship – 3rd
2018 U21 International de France – Trophee Esmond
2018 Portuguese International Ladies Championship
2019 German International Amateur Championship – 5th
2017, 2019, 2020 British Women’s Amateur Championship
2019 Danish National Stroke Play Championship – 1st
2020 U.S. Amateur Championship (Match Play Round of 32)
2021 German International Ladies Invitational – T13
2021 European Ladies Team Championships – Denmark (2-1 record in Flight A)
2021 European Ladies Amateur Championship — T33rd
Danish Stroke Play Champioonship — T6th

HONORS

2018 Conference USA Player of the Week (Oct. 24)
2019 All Conference USA First-Team
2019 NCAA Regional Championships Qualifier
2019 UNCC Chancellors List (perfect 4.0 GPA)
2019, 2020 WGCA All-American Scholar Team
2019, 2020, 2021 Conference USA Academic Honor Roll
2019, 2020, 2021 Conference USA Academic Medal
2020 UNCC Chancellors List (perfect 4.0 GPA)
2021 UNCC Chancellors List (perfect 4.0 GPA)
2020. 2021 UNCC Bonnie Cone Award (All-Around Student-Athlete Excellence)
2021 All Conference USA Second-Team
2021 UNCC Team MVP
2021 UNCC Coaches Award

ON FINNE-IPSEN (CAREER AVERAGE: 73.93 / LOW ROUND: 67)

A transfer student-athlete from UNC Charlotte who will play her final season of collegiate golf at Florida State for Head Coach Amy Bond and her staff…an experienced golfer who brings a wealth of collegiate and international experience to the Seminoles’ roster…has earned a 4.0 grade point average throughout her entire collegiate career while majoring in International Business…named to the Chancellor’s List (perfect 4.0 GPA) in each of her six semesters at UNC Charlotte…also a six-time Perfect Niner (perfect 4.0 GPA as well as a three-time Conference USA Academic Medal honoree…earned medalist honors for the first time in her career as she finished in a tie for first place at the fall 2019 Idle Hour Collegiate hosted by Mercer University at the Idle Hour Golf and Country Club…finished in a tie for fifth in the individual standings of her first career tournament – the Mercedes Benz Intercollegiate in the fall of 2018…named to the 2019 Conference USA All-Tournament team as she finished in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings in leading the 49ers to a runner-up finish in the team standings…was one of five golfers named to the All-Tournament team with her top-five finish…finished in fourth place in the individual standings at the 2017 Danish National Championship…played in the 2017 European Ladies Individual and European Ladies Team Championship…played in the 2017 British Women’s Open…advanced to the round of 32 in match play at the 2020 U.S. Amateur Championship at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md…played in the event with UNCC teammate Siarra Stout as the first two players in the history of the 49er program to play in the championship…qualified for match play in the championship as she carded scores of 74-73 for a two-round total of 147…finished in a tie for 26th in the individual standings of stroke play…defeated Allisen Corpuz of USC in the round of 64…earned WGCA All-American Scholar honors in 2019 and 2020…named to the Conference-USA Academic Honor Roll in 2019, 2020 and 2021…student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average of better to ern the honor…earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal in 2019, 2020 and 2021…student-athletes who are awarded the Academic Medal must maintain a cumulative career-long GPA of 3.75…very community service-minded…as a sophomore in 2020, the 49ers ranked 14th in the nation as Cecilie and her teammates each averaged 46 hours of community service during the 2019-20 season…helped her team earn the prestigious Gold Cup Award in 2020…the award is presented to the UNCC team for outstanding achievements in community service, life skills credits, final position in the Conference USA team standings, academic success and donations collected throughout the year…earned the Bonnie Cone Award as a sophomore and a junior…the award is presented to the UNCC student-athlete who earned the highest grade point average during the year…she posted a perfect 4.0 grade point during the 2019-20 academic year…named the UNCC team MVP and won the Coaches Award in 2021…averages 73.71 strokes in 62 rounds during 22 events as she begins her Florida State career in the fall of 2021.

FALL 2021 SPIRIT INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Helped Denmark to an 11th place finish in the team standings at the 2021 Spirit International Amateur Championship at Whispering Pines in Trinity, Texas (Nov. 4-6)…was in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings with a 3 over par score of 75 in the first round of the Spirit International…totaled three birdies and was 1 under par over her final 15 holes of the first round with 14 of 15 holes played…Denmark was in a tie for 10th place in the team standings after the first round of the championship…a second round score of 73 helped Finne-Ipsen and Denmark move into a tie for ninth place in the team standings after 36 of 54 holes had been played…her round of 73 included five birdies and moved her into a tie for 41st place in the overall individual standings…carded a final round score of 76 and finished with a three round total of 226 and in a tie for 42nd place in the final individual standings.

FALL 2021 (SEASON AVERAGE: 75.17 / LOW ROUND: 71)

A member of the Seminoles’ lineup for the fall season ending Landfall Tradition at the Country Club of Wilmington (Oct. 29-31)…helped Florida State to the championship of the Inaugural Barbara Nicklaus Cup at Muirfield Village in Ohio, October 4-5…helped Florida State to a 7-1 win over Auburn in the Seminoles’ first match of the Barbara Nicklaus Cup…gained a 5&3 victory over Auburn’s Brooke Sansom in the singles competition in her first match of the competition…gained the first point of the day one afternoon mixed foursome competition as she teamed with Frederik Kjettrup for a 5&4 victory over Ohio State’s Jackson Chandler and Kristin Jamieson…her win in the mixed foursome match helped the Seminoles take a 6-1-1 win over Ohio State to improve the Seminoles to 2-0 on the first day of competition…teamed with Dan Bradbury in the mixed foursomes on the final day…the Seminole duo fell to Mason Anderson and Calynne Rosholt of Arizona State, 1UP…the Sun Devils won the Match by a 4-2-2 team score but the Seminoles earned the team championship with 16.5 team points and a 2-1 record…finished with a 2-1 record in the Barbara Nicklaus Cup…was in a tie for 35th place in the Jim West Challenge with scores of 71-75 for a 36-hole total of 146…Florida State was in third place in the team standings after the first two rounds of the tournament…finished in a tie for 54th place in the Jim West Challenge with scores of 71-75-77 for a three-round total of 223…the Seminoles finished in fourth place in the team standings of the Jim West Challenge…

SUMMER 2021

Finished in a tie for 33rd place at the European Ladies Amateur Championship at Royal park in Italy…totaled scores of 70-80-70-72 for a four round total of 292…was in a tie for 11th place with a 2 under par score of 70 after the first round…was in a tie for 78th place after two rounds with a 36 hole total of 150…moved into the top 50 and was in a tie for 43rd place with scores of 70-80-70 and a three-round total of 220…finished in only two strokes out of the top-25 of the final standings in the European Ladies Amateur Championship…finished in a tie for sixth place at the Danish Stroke Play Championship…was in a tie for second place after a first round 71…in a tie for second place after 36 holes and scores of 71-73=144…helped Denmark to a 2-1 record in Flight A of the 2021 European Ladies Team Championships…finished in a tie for 13th place at the German International Ladies Invitational with a 1 over par score of 285 for the four round event…was in a tie for fifth place after the first round of the German Ladies with a 2 under par score of 69…two-round total of 140 (scores of 69-71) had her in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings…was in a tie for 17th place with a three round total of 215…moved back into the top 15 and finished in a tie for 13th place with a fourth round score of 70 and a 285 total…one of 16 players to finish at 1 under or better…helped lead Denmark to a 3rd place team standing with a score of 77 in the first round of the 2021 European Ladies Team Championships…Denmark fell to Sweden (and Seminole teammate Beatrice Wallin) 4-3 in the quarterfinals of match play…Finne-Ipsen and Smila Tarning Sonderby fell to Wallin and Ingrid Lindblad, 7&5, in doubles play while Finne-Ipsen defeated Ingrid Lindblad, 2&1, in singles play…Denmark defeated Ireland (3-2) and the Czech Republic (3-2) to finish with a 2-1 record in match play at the 2021 European Ladies Team Championships…

 

SPRING 2021 (SEASON AVERAGE: 74.47 / LOW ROUND: 71)

Played in three events – all as an individual…the top finishing individual in three of the five events she played in – the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational, the ECU Easter Invitational and the Conference USA Championships…finished in a tie for fifth place in the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational for the best finish of the season…totaled scores of 74-75-72 for a 5 over par score of 221… a tied for third place finish in the ECU Easter Invitational with scores of 74-72-71…her three round total of 1 over par 217 placed her only five strokes outside of the individual lead…earned her second career top-20 finish at the Conference USA Championships with a tie for 17th placing …scores of 71-75-76 included her season low score of 71 in the first round of the conference championship…averaged 74.13 strokes in 15 rounds during five tournaments.

SUMMER 2020

Qualified for match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md…finished two rounds of stroke play tied for 26th with rounds of 74 and 73…three birdies in both of her rounds of stroke play propelled her into the round of 64 as the No. 32 seed where a par on the par three 16th took down Allisen Corpuz of USC…in the round of 32, Finne-Ipsen fell to top-seeded Rachel Heck of Stanford 4&3.

SPRING 2020 (SEASON AVERAGE: 79.67 / LOW ROUND: 75 )

Earned All-Conference USA Second-Team honors…the 49ers were ranked as high as No. 7 nationally and finished the Covid-19 shortened season ranked No. 27 nationally…played in the 49ers only event of the spring season at the Gold Rush Intercollegiate at the Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, Cal…closed the event with a final round score of 75…averaged 79.67 strokes in three rounds during one tournament.

FALL 2019 (SEASON AVERAGE: 72.40 / LOW ROUND: 67)

Led UNC Charlotte to the best season in the history of the program…earned medalist honors for the first time in her career as she finished in a tie for 1st place at the Idle Hour Collegiate hosted by Mercer University at the Idle Hour Golf and Country Club…played in five fall tournaments in helping the 49ers to their first team titles in program history…began her sophomore year with a tied for 11th finish and scores of 75-68-70 to finish at even par at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate…closed the fall schedule with a bang tying for medalist honors, the first of her career, at the Idle Hour Collegiate finishing seven-under for the tournament…opened the Idle Hour with a 69 that included a school-record back nine of 30 and followed that up with a 67 in round two during a 36-hole day…three scores in the 60’s during the fall – a 57 in the second round of the Idle Hour Collegiate, a 68 in the second round of the Mercedes Benz Intercollegiate and a 69 in the first round of the Idle Hour Collegiate…averaged a career-low 72.40 stroke in 15 rounds during five tournaments.

SPRING 2019 (SEASON AVERAGE 73.61 / LOW ROUND: 68)

Earned All-Conference USA First-Team Honors…played in the NCAA East Lansing Regional as an individual…led the 49ers with a 73.55 stroke average in qualifying for the NCAA Regional Championships for the first time in her career…the second highest finishing individual at the NCAA Regional with a 3 over par score of 219 at the Forest Akers West Golf Course…totaled scores of 75-73-71 in finishing in the top 15 of the individual standings in her first NCAA Championships appearance…she moved into the top 15 in the championship with her score of 71 in the final round…finished ahead of 14 nationally-ranked individuals including the No. 1, No. 5, and No. 8 ranked individuals in the country…finished in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings and led UNCC to a runner-up finish in the Conference USA Championships at the Verandah Club in Ft. Myers, Fla…was one of five golfers named to the All-Tournament team with her top-five finish…UNC Charlotte’s leader at the snow-shortened River Landing Classic…carded a 1 over par score of 73 and was in a tie for 27th place in the individual standings when the second and third rounds were cancelled because of an overnight snow storm…tied the UNCC record with third round 68 to lead the 49ers to a fourth-place finish at the prestigious Bryan National Collegiate…the 17-team event included six top 50 teams, and the 49ers defeated four of those ranked teams…Charlotte finished ahead of 15th ranked Virginia, 30th-ranked Oregon State, 49th ranked East Carolina and 50th ranked Virginia Tech…Finne-Ipsen totaled five birdies on her way to a four-under par, 68 in the final round to finish in a tie for 14th place with a three-day total of 2 over par, 218…shared team honors as the 49ers top finisher…finished in a tie for 13th place in the individual standings at the Brickyard Collegiate with a 2 over par total of 146 (72-74)…Charlotte finished in second place in the team standings in the event…earned a 73.61 stroke average in 18 rounds while competing in seven tournaments.

FALL 2018 (SEASON AVERAGE: 73.45 / LOW ROUND: 70)

Named the Conference-USA Co-Player of the Week for her tied for 10th place finish in the Palmetto Intercollegiate…finished in a tie for 5th place in her first career event – the Mercedes Benz Intercollegiate – at the Cherokee Country Club…totaled scores of 72-70-72 to finish with a 1 over par score of 214 on the par 71 course…finished only six strokes out of the lead in the final standings…the event was won by Leonie Bettel of Kentucky with a three-round score of 208…posted a final round 72 to end a very successful tournament in her collegiate debut…made three birdies over her first six holes to get to two-under early…three consecutive pars to close out her first career event…UNC Charlotte’s top finisher with a 6 over par score of 222 at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill hosted Rut’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational…opened the Palmetto Intercollegiate with three birdies in a one-over round of 73, recorded 16 pars in a two-over 74 in the second round and benefited from a late birdie to finish with an even par 72 and a 3 over par 219 total for her second career top-10 individual finish…averaged 73.45 strokes in 11 rounds during four events in her first collegiate season.

BEFORE FLORIDA STATE

A very accomplished international golfer, Finne-Ipsen has played in the European Team Championships seven different times…played in the European Girls’ Team Championship three times (2013, 2014, 2016) and the European Ladies Team Championship four times (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020)…helped Denmark to historic third place finishes in the European Ladies Team Championship in both 2018 and 2020…finished in fourth place in the individual standings at the 2017 Danish National Championship and played in the 2017 European Ladies Amateur Championship and European Ladies Amateur Team Championship…advanced to the second round of match play at the Girl’s British Open Amateur Championship in 2016 while advancing into match play at the 2017 British Open Amateur…advanced to the second round of match play at the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.

PERSONAL

Born March 14, 1998…Cecilie is the daughter of Vibeke and Steen Finne-Ipsen…a sister, Julie…is an elite and honored badminton player in her home country of Denmark…enjoys spending time with her family and friends…major is Management.

WHAT'S IN CECILIE'S BAG

Driver: Ping G410. 3wood: Ping G410. Hybrid: (21 degrees): titleist TS2. Irons: mizuno JPX 919. Wedges: titleist SM 7. Putter: Taylormade Spider X. Ball: Titleist ProV1. Favorite club: Driver. Ball marker: A “poker chip” with the Danish flag on it that my big sister got at the European Team Championships in 2012.

GETTING TO KNOW CECILIE

My Golf Hero is: Annika Sörenstam. My favorite golf course is: Golf National (France). I have 1 career holes in one. My favorite thing about golf: That I get to travel and experience different parts of the world – and all the people I have met over the years through golf. I have also excelled: I competed on a high level in badminton until I was about 18 and was actually a part of the team that won European Championship (Under 17) in badminton. The best advice I have ever received is: I have two sayings that have really stuck with me: 1) There are two things you can control – your attitude and your effort (let everything else go). 2) Do your best – that is all anyone can ask of you

FALL 2018

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Mercedes Benz Intercollegiate 72-70-72 +1 214 T5
Mason Rudolph Championship 73-80 +9 153 T53
Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational 74-74-74 -6 222 T34
Palmetto Intercollegiate 75-74-72 +3 219 T10

SPRING 2019

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Rebel Beach 77-76-80 +17 233 T44
River Landing Classic 73 +1 73 T27
Valspar Augusta Invitational 76-71-75 +6 222 T27
Bryan National Collegiate 77-73-68 +2 218 T14
Brickyard Collegiate 72-74 +2 146 T13
Conference USA Championships 71-68-75 +2 214 T4
NCAA East Lansing Regional Championship 75-73-71 +3 219 T15

FALL 2019

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Mercedes Benz Intercollegiate 75-68-70 +E 213 T11
Mason Rudolph Championship 75-74-74 +7 223 T36
Yale Invitational 76-75-71 +9 222 T20
Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational 70-76-73 +3 219 T38
Idle Hour Collegiate 69-67-73 -7 209 T1

SPRING 2020

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
The Gold Rush 80-84-75 +23 239 T55

SPRING 2021

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Reynoleds Lake Oconee Invitational 74-75-72 +5 221 T5
Gamecock Intercollegiate 72-75-75 +6 222 T34
Pinetree Collegiate 78-79-73 +14 230 40
ECU Easter Invitational 74-72-71 +1 217 T3
Conference USA Championships 71-65-76 +6 222 T17
NCAA Louisville Regional Championship 78-76-71 +9 225 T45

FALL 2021

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Jim West Challenge 71-75-77 +7 223 T54
Landfall Tradition 79-75-74 +12 228 T66

CECILIE FINNE-IPSEN BY THE NUMBERS

  • Round: 67 (Idle Hour Collegiate, Fall 2019)
  • 36 Holes: 136 (Idle Hour Collegiate, Fall 2019) Tournament Score: 209 (Idle Hour Collegiate, Fall 2019)
  • Tournament Score vs Par: -17 (Idle Hour Collegiate, Fall 2019)
  • Best Finish: T1 (Idle Hour Collegiate, Fall 2019)
  • Top 5 Finishes: 5 (Last: 3: ECU Easter Invitational, Spring 2021)
  • Top 10 Finishes: 6 (Last T10: Palmetto Intercollegiate, Fall 2018)
  • Top 20 Finishes: 12 (Last T17: Conference USA Championships, Spring 2021)

CECILIE FINNE-IPSEN'S BEST COLLEGIATE ROUNDS

  • First Round: 69 (Idle Hour Collegiate, Fall 2019)
  • Second Round: 67 (Idle Hour Collegiate, Fall 2019)
  • Third Round: 68 (Bryan national Collegiate, Spring 2019)

CECILIE FINNE-IPSEN'S CAREER COLLEGIATE EAGLES

  • Fall 2019, Mercedes Benz Intercollegiate, Round 3, Hole No. 5, Sept. 17, 2019
  • Fall 2019, Idle Hour Collegiate, Round 1, Hole No. 15, Nov. 4, 2019
  • Fall 2019, Idle Hour Collegiate, Round 2, Hole No, 4, Nov. 4, 2019

CECILIE FINNE-IPSEN'S SCORES IN THE 60'S

  • 67, Second Round, Idle Hour Collegiate, Fall 2019
  • 68, Second Round, Mercedes Benz Collegiate, Fall 2019
  • 68, Third Round, Bryan National Collegiate, Spring 2019
  • 68, Second Round, Conference USA Championships, Spring 2019
  • 69, First Round, Idle Hour Collegiate, Fall 2019