Mark Karlsen
Mark  Karlsen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alleroed, Denmark

High School:
Alleroed Gymnasium

Height:
6-3

Birthdate:
11/12/1991

Experience:
1VL

06/30/2015

Missouri Valley Recognizes 135 MSU Scholar-Athletes

Becker, Karlsen, Duckworth, Scott and Beaty earn prestigious MVC President’s Council Award

05/07/2015

MSU's Karlsen Picked for MVC Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete Team

Senior caps standout career with MVC academic honor

09/09/2014

MSU Men's Golf Finishes Tied for Second in Final Round at SIUE

Karlsen's 3-under leaves senior one shot back for tournament

09/08/2014

Karlsen Tied for Individual Lead; MSU Men's Golf Second at SIUE

Senior fires career-best 69 in second round as Bears four shots off pace

09/07/2014

Missouri State Men's Golf Gearing Up for Dolenc Invitational

Bears set for season-opening 15-team tournament at SIUE

2014-15: One of two Bears to compete in all 11 tournaments during the season ... Opened the fall finishing second at the Derek Dolenc Invitational on Sept. 8-9 with a 3-under 213 ... Fired a career-best second-round 69 at the event ... Third on the team with a 75.78 scoring average in 28 rounds ... Also finished tied for 27th overall at the weather-shortened Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational with consecutive rounds of 73 to tie for the team lead in the event ... Tied for 27th at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate on Oct. 20-21, closing the fall with a 6-over 72-75-75 showing ... Also placed in a tie for 17th at the Grover Page Classic, shooting 75-71--146 for 2-over par ... Tied for 18th at the ORU Shootout (10-over 79-75--154) ... Posted three even-par rounds and two under-par rounds on the season ... Recipient of Bank of Missouri Eagle Award, presented to MSU graduating senior with highest GPA.

2013-14: Played in six tournaments and posted an improvement of nearly three strokes from scoring average in previous years, 76.89 in 18 rounds ... Tied for 52nd at season-opening SIUE Invitational by carding 79-77-75--231 and 68th at Weibring Intercollegiate with 81-72-79--232 ... Carded 77-76-81--234 at the Snowman Getaway and 79-81-77--237 at the Memphis Intercollegiate ... Earned a career best finish at the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate where he tied for 12th with a 72-71-77-220 ... His second-round 71 at Tennessee State was a career best ... Tied for26th at the MVC Championship after scoring 81-75-74--230.

2012-13: Averaged 79.67 in two tournaments -- Argent Financial Classic and ASU Red Wolves Classic ... Posted 82-80-84--246 to tie for 57th at Argent and 78-74-80--232 to place 72nd at ASU.

2011-12: Played in four tournaments, averaging 82.33 in 12 rounds ... Best finish was 38th at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, where he carded 78-77-82--237 ... Shot 83-85-84--252 and placed 59th in his first collegiate outing, the season-opening Fairway Club Invitational ... Also played at UMKC, where he carded 83-78-79--240 and tied for 64th, and UALR, where he placed 88th with 81-83-95--259.

Background: Collected five top-10 finishes in 12 tournaments on the Danish Order of Merit as a senior ... Also picked up his first victory on the country's amateur tour, a three-stroke win at the Gilleleje Open, and finished third in the McDonald Open ... Member of the prestigious Danish Junior Golf Academy, which features the country's most talented golfers, for four years prior to coming to America.

Personal: Mark Ertmann Karlsen was born Nov. 12, 1991 in Frederiksberg, Denmark ... Son of Allan and Christina Karlsen ... Majoring in Business.

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