Celina Sattelkau - Women's Golf - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Celina Sattelkau

Class Graduate
Hometown Neustadt, Germany
High School Kurpfalz Gymnasium Mannheim
Major Psychology/Communication of Science and Technology

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Student-Athlete Features
Vanderbilt Hustler — Celina Sattelkau’s ‘Winning Formula’
VUCommodores.com — Vandy Trio Relishing Opportunity to Play as Team at NCAA Championships
VUCommodores.com — V150

As a Graduate (2023-24)

  • Competed in eight events to date
  • Finished top-10 at the NCAA Bryan Regional following a 4-under 68 in the final round
  • Tied for fifth place at the Mason Rudolph Championship (Sept. 22-24)
  • Tied for eighth at the Moon Golf Invitational (Feb. 17-20)
  • Represented Germany in the World Amateur Championships in Abu Dhabi, finishing T-38 as an individual
  • Season-low round: 68 (third round, NCAA Bryan Regional)
  • Season scoring average (24 rounds): 72.42

As a Senior (2022-23)

  • WGCA Second Team All-American
  • Golfweek Third Team All-American
  • First Team All-SEC
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Tied for third at the FAU Paradise Invitational at 7-under-par
  • Shot a 10-under-par 206 to finish fourth at the Westfield Regional
  • Finished in a tie for fourth at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at even par
  • Tied for fourth at the Mason Rudolph Championships at 6-under-par
  • At the SEC Championships, tied for sixth overall during the stroke play portion of the event
  • Advanced to the match play portion of The Women’s Amateur Championship in England after finishing 22nd with a score of 145 (72-73). Completed three rounds of match play, finishing in the Round of 16
  • Helped Germany to a third-place finish at the World Amateur Golf Championship
  • Finished in a tie for ninth at the Battle of the Beach at 2-under-par for the tournament
  • Tied for 13th at the Carmel Cup

As a Junior (2021-22)

  • WGCA All-America Scholar
  • SEC Golfer of the Week (March 10)
  • In her first start of the 2022 spring season, she matched a career-best finish tied for third with a 212 (-1) at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
  • Season-low round: 69 (third round, Darius Rucker Intercollegiate)
  • Season-low 54-hole total: Top three finish with a 212 (-1) at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
  • Top-15 finish at the SEC Championships stroke play portion after posting a 219 (+3)
  • Earned third top-15 finish on the season after posting a score of 216 at the NCAA Franklin Regional, where she helped Vanderbilt win its first NCAA Regional title since 2019 and fourth in program history
  • Became the first Commodore in program history to reach the fourth and final round of stroke play on multiple occasions at the NCAA Championships after shooting 3-over par and tying for 14th overall
  • Posted the best NCAA Individual finish since 2014 after firing a 296 (+8), tying for 31st after 72 holes
  • Season scoring average (17 rounds): 73.50 (second-best on the team)

As a Sophomore (2020-21)

  • Golfweek Third Team All-America
  • WGCA Honorable Mention All-America
  • First Team All-SEC
  • WGCA All-America Scholar
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Spring 2021 Dean’s List
  • Fall 2020 Dean’s List
  • Career-low round: 67 (first round, SEC Championships)
  • Posted the second-lowest 54-hole score in program history after shooting a career-low 203 (-13) to finish third in stroke play at the SEC Championships
  • Season scoring average (34 rounds): 72.41
  • Advanced to the fourth and final round of the NCAA Championships after shooting 3-over par and tying for 23rd overall; finished tied for 53rd after 72 holes
  • Finished tied for 11th (+2) at the Columbus Regional to advance to the 2021 NCAA Championships as an individual
  • Finished tied for third at the FAU Paradise Invitational with a 213 (-3)
  • Tied for eighth at the Lady Gators Invitational with a 213 (+3)
  • Finished tied for 10th with a 217 (+1) at both the Gamecock Intercollegiate and LSU Tiger Golf Classic
  • Tied for 11th at Blessings Collegiate Invitational
  • Shot a 219 (+3) to tie for 13th at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic
  • Finished tied for 33rd at The Ally at Old Waverly with 221 (+5)

As a Freshman (2019-20)

  • First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Low round: 71 (third round, Windy City Collegiate Classic)
  • Season-low 54-hole total: Tied for 35th with a 220 (+4) at the Windy City Collegiate Classic
  • Scoring average (6 rounds): 74.17
  • Tied for 46th at Mason Rudolph Championships

The Sattelkau File

  • Full name is Celina Rosa Sattelkau
  • Daughter of Wilhelm Sattelkau and Bettina Frielingsdorf-Sattekau
  • Dad and mom are owners of an IT firm in the international automotive business industry
  • Earned Best Chemistry Junior/Senior Class Award
  • Selected Vanderbilt over Indiana, Wake Forest, North Carolina and California
  • Started playing the violin at the age of three and played field hockey for several years prior to turning focus to golf
  • Highest World Amateur Golf Rating: 241
  • First non-English winner of the 2018 English Girls Open Championship
  • Tied for ninth at the 2018 British Ladies Open Championship (now known as The Women’s Amateur)
  • Finished third at the 2017 Italian Ladies Open Championship
  • Member of the German National Team since 2016
  • Highest ranking (2018 full season): first in National Junior U-18 rankings, top 10 in Europe U-18 rankings
  • Fired course-record 65 (-7) while finishing third individually at the 2018 European Girls Team Championship
  • As Germany team captain, finished second in stroke-play qualifying at 2019 European Girls Team Championship to help team to a fourth-place result
  • Represented Germany at the 2017 European Young Masters
  • Germany Nations Cup winner at 2019 German International Ladies Amateur Championship
  • Germany Nations Cup runner-up at the 2019 German Girls Open
  • Fourth at the 2017 Doral Publix Junior (16-18)
  • 2018 German Ladies Matchplay Championship runner-up
  • 2015 German School Champion, two-time event runner-up (2016, 2017)
  • 2017 Interstate Championship champion
  • Five-time German Team Champion (U-14 twice, U-16, U-18, Ladies)
  • Third at the 2018 German National Girls Championship

Career Stats

SeasonEventsRoundsStrokesAvg.Low Rd.Low 54 (Par)WinsTop-5Top-10
2019-202644574.1771 (-1)220 (+4)---
2020-211134246272.4167 (-5)203 (-13)-25
2021-22824176473.5069 (-3)212 (-1)-11
2022-231133235071.2166 (-6)206 (-10)-57
2023-24927196872.8968 (-4)209 (-7)-13
Career41124898972.4966 (-6)203 (-13)-1016